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Place-temporality and Rhythm in Urban Analysis and Design
This research focuses on place-temporality in everyday urban space through the filters of both theory and practice. It explores the theory of temporality in the context of the city and the micro-scale of the urban place, and its relevance in discourses on the sense of place, and on processes and products of urban design. Place-temporality is defined by focusing on its aesthetics. Here the project concentrates on rhythm as the principal attribute and structural element of place-temporality. Overall, the research brings forward a theoretical framework for the everyday temporality of urban places based on the concepts of place-rhythm, place-temporal performance, place-tonality and the sense of time, and their relationship. Also, it brings forward an analytical tool-kit, composed of both methods and means of representation, which assist the analyst and designer to tangibly approach the sense of time and temporality through place-rhythmanalysis in urban space. Publications chapter and journal papers related to this research: 1) Wunderlich, F. M. (2014), Place-temporality and rhythmicity: a new aesthetics and methodological foundation for urban design theory and practice, in Explorations in Urban Design: An Urban Design Research Primer, by Carmona, M. (2014), London. Ashgate Publishers 2) Wunderlich, F. M. (2013), Place-temporality and urban place-rhythms in Urban Analysis and Design: an aesthetics akin to music, in Journal of Urban Design, Vol. 18, Issue 3, August 2013 3) Wunderlich, F. M. (2008). Symphonies of Urban Places: Urban Rhythms as Traces of Time in Space. A Study of ‘Urban Rhythms’. KOHT ja PAIK / PLACE and LOCATION Studies in Environmental Aesthetics and Semiotics VI, VI, 91-111.
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