global, urban void, interaction, Boston, post-industrial
Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
"I contend that a regional and now increasingly global scale dictates the development of the city. At this super-urban scale the specificity of architecture is impractical and too expensive, yet the city adn architecture still persist, because of the fundamental human desire for intimate social interaction. Architecture, stripped of its unobtainable utopian ideals, still maintains its significance as the literal and symbolic framework of the urban condition; the space of intense, physical interaction, leading to the literal procreation of humanity and limitless possibilities for new unforeseen activity."
Kessler, Brian, "The Void: Urban By Association" (2005). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 74.
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