Disadvantages Of An Artificial City

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Salingaros not just point that the precondition of the connections between different nodes. He also explained that the link is existing in the three dimensions (Figure 10). Figure 10
Distribution of inter-connected elements across several scales, drawing by Nikos Salingaros.
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Compared with Alexander’s mathematical model, this model expanded the connections into different scales. We can analyse how the nodes connected across various levels via the perspective of time dimension and space dimension. From the aspect of space dimension, the complicated and multiple connections of nodes and modules on different levels construct the city system. The stronger the connection between
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We have seen the huge difference between artificial city and natural city. From the analysis of Brasilia with Alexander’s mathematical model. We know that an artificial city can be generated as a tree structure. The tree structure can clearly illustrate the flaws of an artificial city which is the disconnection and non-overlap of city’s elements. The example of Brasilia is a valuable lesson for us to learn the disadvantages of artificial cities. Brasilia proved that follow the dogmas of International Congresses of Modern Architecture will make a city lack of concern for humanity. We should avoid the thinking of zoning city’s functions. And also need to avoid the ignore of human…show more content…
And the semi-lattice structure explained the overlaps between different city elements. And those overlaps have to be the right overlaps as Alexander has emphasized in his theory. However, Alexander didn’t give the clear idea that how can we design a city with semi-lattice structure. But with the analysis of other people’s theories, it can help us understand how a city can develop into a natural city like Manhattan. In the case of Manhattan, we have concluded three methods to build a natural city. The first one is the mix of function, not only Salingaros but also Jane Jacob had pointed out this kind of thinking. They all think that a city should have multiple functions to satisfy all sorts of people. The second reason why Manhattan can be a natural city is because of the city’s development in a long time and different scales. Brasilia only took five years to be built, but Manhattan’s development took more than 300 years. And finally, Salingaros explained that the small size urban projects are also the essential reason. Those three reasons can be the useful references for us to learn and committed to developing a natural city rather than an artificial
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