Humanizing the Megascale and Repossessing the Public Realm

Humanizing the Megascale and Repossessing the Public Realm

Humanizing the Megascale and Repossessing the Public Realm

1 Formal CPD Point

Available on demand

Overview

Moshe Safdie explains how the combination of densification, congestion and the new dominant typologies have brought about a dramatic deterioration of the public realm. He details how the single-use, multi-level mall disconnects from its surroundings and siphons energy off the traditional streets and piazzas, with the latter also severely affected by congestion and traffic. Moshe uses projects from his practice (such as the Habitat 67 complex) as case studies to show how they have tackled the challenge of mixed-use complexes throughout Asia, with the objective of restoring the public realm, befitting our times, culture and economy.

CPD

This presentation is equivalent to 1 hour/point of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

Design: Conceptual Design
3.1 Design response integrates the objectives of brief, user intent and built purpose.
3.2 Application of creative imagination, aesthetic judgement and critical evaluation in formulating design options.
3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.

Design: Schematic Design
4.2  Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session participants should be able to:

  • Explain how and why the history of densification in China and the Southeast Asia region has affected the built environment
  • Outline the socio-economic issues now associated with Edge sites
  • Describe the ‘new’ urban typology Moshe Safdie proposed 50 years ago with the Habitat complex
  • Explain why the current building typologies have “brought about a dramatic deterioration of the public realm”
  • List examples of complexes that have been designed using open and porous development while still providing for open views through the development to the open spaces beyond.
     


Speaker

    MOSHE SAFDIE 

    Principal, Safdie Architects

    Moshe Safdie is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Over a celebrated 50-year career, Safdie has explored the essential principles of socially responsible design with a distinct visual language. A citizen of Israel, Canada and the United States, Moshe Safdie graduated from McGill University. After apprenticing with Louis I. Kahn in Philadelphia, Safdie returned to Montréal to oversee the master plan for the 1967 World Exhibition. In 1964 he established his own firm to realize Habitat ’67, an adaptation of his undergraduate thesis and a turning point in modern architecture.

     
     
     

Price

     

    Member

    $49.00

    Non Member

    $74.00

    SONA Member

    $19.00

 

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