SD I DM I | Science of Design I Design Methodology I _ part V 

SD I DM I | Mini design studio - MDS

 

It seems that in the settlements-building frenzy in Ethiopia, most planners have forgotten a hierarchy and a key ingredient of city/village-making: a commercial, cultural and often the historical, political and geographic heart. Truly, most of the new Ethiopian towns lack an articulated city center. This design studio scrutinises the development planning mechanisms and management strategies for city/town/village centers of newly emerged Ethiopian settlements. Effective action is needed to promote the rehabilitation and management of city/town/village heart/s and in this contexts to rationalise the past with the future needs of communities. The urban/rural development approach must ensure a framework for urban/rural projects and a system of urban/rural management that is sustainable by assisting social cohesion and economic vitality and improving the quality of life for inhabitants. For this design studio, smart villages (off-grid communities) will be chosen as design basis.

 

SD I DM I part V _

MDS settlements hierarchy

 

Guided student's research according to D. Batista’s interactive lecture /script for students with title Mini urban design studio | settlements hierarchy; Definition of habitat, Habitat 67, Walden 7, Settlements hierarchy, Definition of Isolated dwelling, ‘In Search Of Balance (2016)’, Science of Shelter, Shelter vs retreat, Definition of Hamlet, inventor of urban planning, the oldest known town in history, Definition of Village, Smart village, Definition of Town, Definition of Large town, Hyper-sustainability of Ghadames, Definition of City, Medieval world capital Benin, Definition of Large city, Definition of metropolis, Megacity vs metropolis vs megalopolis, Fritz Lang, Definition of Conurbation, Patrick Geddes vs John Ruskin, Definition of megalopolis, Definition of Ecumenopolis, Ecological footprint, ‘How many people can live on Planet Earth’, 2010, Definition of Urban metabolism, Sassi di Matera, etc.

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SD I DM I part V _

MDS Creators of Smart village - hidden town

 

Student's half independent research according to D. Batista’s interactive lecture /script for students with title Smart village | hidden town; Theory of Settlements hierarchy, Milestones of town creation in history, Ideal city of Palmanova, The ‘Social-City’ diagram, The ‘Garden-City’ diagram, Howard, Ebenezer’s Diagram_No.5, Lucio Costa’s Brasilia-Plan, Roberto Burle Marx, Le Corbusier’s Urbanisme, Vézelay, Chandigarh, the new capital of Punjab, Roger Anger’s Auroville master plan - The Galaxy concept, Structural Study ‘Old Ghadames, Kevin Lynch’s The Image of the city, etc.

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SD I DM I | Science of Design I Design Methodology I _ part VI

SD I DM I part VI _

super finish _ exhibition & book making

 

Contemplation on five parts intensive work, and systematic overview through theoretical task, essays and practical works and projects, this super finish is intended to produce personal publication - work combining book.