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The Concise Townscape by Gordon Cullen - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. taken to the PDF of your article! •Articles: Click on the tan Articles tab at the top of Gordon Cullen. The Concise Townscape. Van Nostrand: New York, pp. The Concise TOWNSCAPE “Townscape” is the art of giving visual coherence Its concepts were first developed by Gordon Cullen in The Architectural Review.
He was an influential English Architect and urban designer who was a key motivator in townscape movement. He had played a major role in structuring townscape through this book. First edition of book was first published in by The Architectural Press and its copyright with Elsevier Ltd. According to Gordon Cullen Townscape is a visual art contained in the arrangement of buildings, roads, trees, nature and urban environment that decorate the space. The townscape is one way that can be used in term of physical visual to recognize the physical form of a city. The townscape can also be identified by the shape of arrangement that is by the design of buildings and roads that creates various emotional levels to the observer. Townscape concept is the basis for Architect, Planners and those who pay attention to the Appearance of the city.
Recording by observers view the image into pieces which gradually and forms an integral image recording area for observers. Typically, there will be similarities or a marker of the pieces of the view that gives certainty to the observer that he was still in the same region.
According to author Place are owned observers feeling emotionally at the time in a certain place. For example a man on the edge of a cliff will have a very lively sense of position where as a man at the end of deep cave will react to the fact of enclosure. Place influenced by the boundaries that exist in such a place.
According to author content is the content Fabric includes colour, texture, scale, style, character, personality and uniqueness of an area that affects one's feelings toward the state of the city environment. Content depends on two factors, namely the level of conformity and the level of creativity.
According to author functional tradition is quality in the elements that make up the urban environment. At the end of the book The Concise Townscape author concludes three things : An urban environment is composed by two ways.
The first, the city as an object composed of outside planners as subjects. Secondly the city that are constructed and then filled up by activities. Both are a complementary continuity. Townscape role here is as a city forming the structure and support the human activity.
Urban arrangement should be able to provide comfort to the people who occupy it. Urban environment influenced the development of society psychologically and physically. Therefore the art of the environment needs to be emphasized in urban design. In the arrangement of an urban environment should consider the logic of Atlas.
It relates to the physical dimensions of the geometry, dimensions of time and the dimensions of ambience. In essence the urban townscape into a series of elements those are important in the urban design.
The typical town is not a pattern of streets but a sequence of spaces created by buildings. I love how he values mystery.
This is the unknown which utter blackness creates. And then there is Content - he talks about a great levelling, changes in the city after WWII This explosion resembles nothing so much as a disturbed ant-hill with brightly enamelled ants moving rapidly in all directions, toot-toot, pip-pip, hooray.
That character may be rich and very variously expressed -- secrecy, entanglement, exposure, illusion, even absence But the quality of intricacy absorbs the eye.
It is an extra dimension Giggling down from the sky. My heart fluttered. This is the space that belongs to all of us as residents of the city, in my own words it is all truly public space.
So it needs paying attention to, especially the ways that cars and increasing traffic have transformed it and severely restricted the right of free assembly. To congregate, to be able to stop and chat, to feel free out of doors may not seem very important compared to the pressing needs of transport, but it is one of the reasons people live in town and not by themselves -- to enjoy the pleasure of being sociable.
Whereas the distinction between in and out doors should be one of degree and kind, it has now become the difference between sanctuary and exposure. From the visual standpoint the greatest single loss suffered is neutralization of the floor, the space between buildings, which has changed from a connecting surface to a dividing surface.
This includes a devastating, rather hilarious critique of what he calls prairie towns. More planning issues I haven't thought about enough, like street lighting -- so much that I did not know! Recent post-war installations in Great Britain are based on the principle of silhouette vision or surface brightness of the road.
To imitate daylight -- whereby the road surface and objects on it are seen three-dimensionally and in colour -- being economically impossible the alternative is to use a lower intensity of light, to reflect light off the road surface evenly so that any object on it is seen as a silhouette which the eye can interpret as man, dog, car, hazard, etc.
There were some awesomely creative ideas for living more outdoors despite the English climate, domes, personal and otherwise.
Doors that slide. Clear roofs and ways to enjoy being outside even in winter, I loved it. And two potential field trips to what he considers town planning that worked -- Well Hall Estate in Eltham built in and Redgrave Road, Basildon built in I rather want to visit both. And his final message: Even if you lived in the prettiest of towns the message is still just as necessary: there is an art of environment. On the one hand it has devolved into cobbles and conservation, and on the other it has hived off into outrage and visual pollution.
The only possibly base is to set down the ways in which the human being warms to his surroundings. To set down his affirmations. Not the grandiose views on Art or God or the Computer, but the normal affirmations about our own lives.
It may help to observe human response to living itself.