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utopia and architecture
i have to design a township based on a topic utopia...can i get help in initiative stage of th concept? i don't know what way to think in...how can we achieve utopia through architecture?
Tejashrie Ambekar
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utopia and architecture
Tejashrie,

Sadly, too many have tried and failed with this subject (and left other people to clear up the mess). Utopia implies a world forever ideal and for most such an ideal is gained in the afterlife.

For myself, a utopian township would be "a garden city", not in the form advocated by Le Corbusier (a city of emormous concrete tower blocks), but in the far gentler form of giving every urban family their own dwelling on the ground with a garden / outside space.
Frank John Snelling
utopia and architecture
jone is right, you can design site specific,garden township......keeping in mind the vistas you create has sense of wonder and surprices,sure....utopia shall follow.
Dushyant Nathwani
utopia and architecture
i dint get u much! can u please elaborate on what u said? and how should we achieve the fantasy level?
Tejashrie Ambekar
utopia and architecture
ok..say you have prepared a layout plan with margins and bldg.s...now do landscaping in such a way that as you move along the path from entrance,frame of vision keeps discovering new and intersting views of surrounding[called vistas].many times elements of surprices are waven through vistas to creat a themetic euphoria to tell stories of periods/places/history etc......i believe utopia follows.
Dushyant Nathwani
utopia and architecture
Dushyant, mmm something like landscape gardening from the 17th/18th centuary?
Frank John Snelling
utopia and architecture
can you please send me the link from where i would get more information on this?thank you so much
frank m so sorry but,dont you think that only landscaping is not enough to get fantasy or utopia in the design?
Tejashrie Ambekar
utopia and architecture
Tejashrie, Landscape gardening design is a form of utopian fantasy, as the attempt to create ideal gardens.
Frank John Snelling
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