Friday, 22 May 2009

The Walkscapes of Serangan Island

The daily ritual of walking in religious procession is translated through assembling and sorting of fragmented urban spaces as layers of abstracted elements. The proposed scheme therefore is an assemblage of fractured parts of the traditional walking city comprising districts of modernist reform projecting capitalist-consumerist ‘experiences’. Simultaneity, fragmentation, and ephemerally characterize this postmodern condition with intertwined pedestrianized paths and networks that create places, which enhance aesthetics and social awareness. It is hoped that the permeable streetscapes will expose the myriads of the ordinary people and challenge the opportunities for intentionally entering, maneuvering and exploring the spatial and physical repertoire of the proposal.
This scheme tries to exploit the natural landscape formations of the island. The advantages of doing so offer an original urban fabric and identifiable panorama from outside and on the island itself. The rich diversity of built form; squares, streets, alleys and landmarks culminate in a unique sense of place within the various localities. By gently regulating with varied height restrictions of the urban form gives a sense of spatial coherence that create the qualities of urban ‘space of flows’ which then become the most identifying character of this township. The whole phenomenon suggests a state of fluidity, at the same time offering a huge variety of built volumes.

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