Hatching-Density in Density

孵化——密度中的密度

MENIS Fernando

The concept of landscape has been the subject of study and debate in the theory of art and architecture for centuries. It seems in an inevitable way the word landscape is related to others such as nature, context, environment. Also, we could say that the landscape exists because there is a vacuum, which allows the different elements that make it up to relate to each other, and because there is the observer, the man, to be able to perceive it. In the 21st century, the world population was of 7450 million people - 54% of whom already live in the city - we can say that the mankind has become an urban specie: the new natural environment of the human being, where they develop and survive, this is the urban environment. We understand therefore that the idea of ​​landscape has also changed with it: for the individual of the 21st century, landscape is the city that perceives through the window of his apartment, the buildings cut out after the window of the bus, the scenario that accompanies in his transhumance. So, what does the theme "density in the landscape" imply? It suggests new ways of inhabiting the contemporary landscape, new relationships between the urbanite, the urban space and architecture. Rethink the traditional idea of ​​city to ensure that, in the face of future population growth, it does not continue to extend indefinitely. In some cases, like Hong Kong, that will not even be possible. With these exercises we propose to occupy part of the gap released in height between the buildings of Hong Kong to create new connections and spaces, destroying the one-dimensional relationship of man with the city -only through the floor plan- and allowing us to generate, for example, a new network of urban spaces distributed by all the heights, invading buildings and multiplying the possibilities of the current city.

景观的概念从几个世纪以来都是建筑和艺术理论的研究主题。景观与自然、文脉、环境有着某种必然的联系。同时,我们可以说景观是由于真空的存在而存在,而真空使得各个不同的元素互相之间充满联系。另外,由于人类作为观察者的存在,这些现象得以被察觉。

 

在21世纪,世界人口达到了74.5亿,其中54%生活在城市。我们可以说人类已经变成了一种城市物种:城市环境已经成为了人们发展和生存的新的自然。因此,景观的概念也随之发生变化:对于21世纪的人类个体来说,景观就是他透过公寓窗外察觉到的、公车窗外的建筑切割掉的以及在迁移过程中伴随他的城市。

 

所以,“密度中的景观”这个主题意味着什么呢?它暗示了人们在当代景观中新的居住方式,城市人口、空间和建筑互相之间新的关系。重新思考传统的城市让我们更加确信,在面临未来人口增长的情况下,很多城市——比如香港,不继续扩张是不可能的。

 

通过这些模型,我们提出在竖直方向利用一些建筑之间的空隙,创造一些连接和空间。这打破了以往人与城市之间只通过地面层这种单一维度的联系,同时促进了城市中各个高度之间的联系,为城市提供更多可能。

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