Stillness Slowness Fastness: Weaving threads of urban movement

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dc.contributor.advisor Simmons, L en Lee, Joo en 2013-03-07T22:17:48Z en 2012 en
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dc.description.abstract Spaces of flow and movement exist in three stages: first, the space of interacting activities of people, second, the network of material communications that connects these activities, and third, the information and meanings that move and flow in this network, where people receive during their activities.1 The contemporary urban cities that Manuel Castells defines are spaces that are articulated within the time that individuals are sharing. Space is the physical foundation of social practices, a platform upon and within which communities are positioned as a social network.2 As the built forms dominate our architectural understanding of contemporary urban cities, the city lacks meanings and the perception of designing with the concept of movement and flow, whether virtual or physical. Fluidity has become a basic device of everything in the state of flux. It is no longer a journey of memory or encounter, of coming and going in a designated state of movement, but it is more ephemeral and a condition of the gradual disappearance of design with meaning. With Manuel Castells’s idea of ‘Space of flows’ as the ground theory of the research, this thesis explores architects’ and artists’ influences and strategies of movement and flow in their designs, generated with purpose and meaning. Also, understanding an urban city’s material space of everyday movement is established through the investigation of spatial conditions in three modes of movements, stillness, slowness and fastness, which take place our city. The design of this thesis will articulate the theories of urban flows and movements to spread the density of the active West, with the less active East of Auckland’s city center. This will be achieved through designing public transitory spaces to re-connect the disengaged routes around Auckland city center. I will be using the method of weaving the three modes of movements, to take different forms and adapt with different functions and programs in relation to the surrounding environment. en
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dc.title Stillness Slowness Fastness: Weaving threads of urban movement en
dc.type Thesis en The University of Auckland en Masters en
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-03-08 en

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