Wednesday, April 1, 2009

comment I

reacting to Yonatan's post, it seems that connecting ecology to the question of type might be a major key in utilizing a very ambiguous term. Dealing with the parts rather than only with the "big picture" can be a fruitful experiment in that sense. For me, it also bears a striking resemblance to architectural discussion shaped by Rossi almost fifty years ago about the persistance of architectural types within cities. However, if the units within the field are architectural/urban types, the notion of ecology suggests that these types can be adaptive, contaminated, and evolving over time. An interesting break from the more discrete, rigid types envisioned by Rossi and an entry point for discussing the city/suburb/exurb condition.

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