A new kind of urbanism for all

Eren, Y., 2004, A new kind of urbanism for all, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh

  • Author : Eren, Y.
  • Year : 2004
  • Published in Book : Open space, people space
  • Abstract in English : The goal of this paper is to re-evaluate the strategies of formal organization in architecture, which are called ‘mat-building’ and ‘mat-urbanism’, exploring their potential to contribute to the creation of built environments for all in the 21st century. The idea of mat-building was first delineated by Alison Smithson in 1974, in her article ‘How to Recognize and Read Mat-Building’, by means of its traditional and modern examples. Mat-building can be considered as a viable design approach that can respond to the crucial need for equally accessible, adjustable and adaptable urban environments for all people all over the world. The study tries to point to the new ways for developing creative ideas and design strategies, and emphasizes the significance of inclusive design in contemporary architecture and urbanism.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: mat-building, mat-urbanism, design strategies, design for all, inclusive design. [paper 6 p.]