Inspiration for urban design in earthquake-active zones

Humans build cities on the surface of the earth, but not every city is built on a stable geological environment. N/A https://urbanistplatform.com/exclusives/f/planning-japans-answer-to-becoming-an-%E2%80%98earthquake-proof%E2%80%99-city In cities that are commonly affected by earthquakes, how are buildings affected, in what form are infrastructures destroyed, how do earthquake-resistant buildings work, and how do we repair cities after earthquakes.   Earthquake Read the full article…

Newcastle’s controversial building

Before I started this research, my understanding of designed buildings was limited to meeting the design requirements as much as possible and how to go about designing as well as possible. But obviously no designer can guarantee that his own design will not fail. This is an article about what happens to a design that Read the full article…

Reflective Summary – “Each conclusion sparks fresh starts”

Embarking on semester, two blogging journey has evolved my growth, creativity from the initial semester each post, I have written has alwaystaught me and became a different adventure converting normal challenges into stories. These turned into a reflective area that mirrored personal and different ideologies which excited me and nervous too at times while writing Read the full article…

Skyscraper Gardens: Embracing Urban Greenery

Fig. 1: A green roof replacing ground level green space Graeme Hopkins 2019 The urban environment is majorly experiencing a boost of green revolt of green Terrace and vertical landscapes. These elements help in designing solutions that can transform the concrete jungle into an environmentally friendly and enhance the quality of cityscapes. Sustainable drainage is Read the full article…

The Journey Must Go On

As semester 2 is almost ending, I would like to reflect on my experiences on my study. Although the works have been somewhat similar with the previous semester, which is designing area for a module and writing blogs, we also need to work on our thesis. What a tough journey, I must say. Figure 1: Read the full article…

Upon Reflection: Part 2

The Consensus As the modules draw to an end, I would like to reflect on my time during Semester 2. This semester was definitely more intense – the two design modules and thesis preparation felt extremely challenging at times. I have learned a lot about myself, how I need to adapt to be a designer, Read the full article…

Where have the public toilets gone in Newcastle

  When I first arrived in Newcastle one of the things that confused me was where are the toilets? It’s a tricky and not very honourable question, however as an urban design student it is my responsibility and one of my research interests to address these issues. We’ve got toilets Until now, one of the Read the full article…

Semester 2: Reflective Journal

Background Compared with the blog writing in the first semester, my blog in the second semester was completed in a shorter time. I still remember the first time I wrote this kind of article. Although it was only 800 words long, writing the whole article took me a whole night. But now, from the time Read the full article…

Continuing my hectic journey

The second semester is almost over, and thanks to the understanding I gathered from semester 1, I feel more at ease this time around when it comes to course design and blog writing. Though the process is full of obstacles and challenges much like travelling, we will meet many people and experience a variety of Read the full article…

Coastal Revival: A ‘Blue’ Approach

Coastal and seaside towns in the UK have faced significant changes over the last century, with some areas falling into deprivation. This blog explores the topic of blue urbanism as one way of reviving these towns through fostering a relationship with the coastal environment. What is Blue Urbanism? Beatley (2011) quotes “just as green urbanism Read the full article…

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