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BOUNDARIES LAYERS AND LANDSCAPES: NATURAL SYSTEMS AS A FRAMEWORK FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM

Graham Ford

The act of ‘exposing’ the layers of the landscape, the infrastructure and the buildings is about revealing something that has remained unseen, revealing the true identity of a place. The analysis and interpretation of ordinary landscapes through this creative mapping tells us about the cultural life of that community. We seek to understand how people have used everyday space, buildings, rooms, streets, and fields to establish their identity, articulate their social relations and derive cultural meaning. Cartography and cultural landscape analysis help guide our interventions in existing landscapes through the creation of enabling masterplans that support bottom up, small scale interventions combined with a top down process producing successful urban neighbourhoods.

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PhD phase
PRS 1

PRS
London 2016

Disciplines
architecture, urbanism

Affiliation
Other

Researcher
Early Stage Researcher