Cities as cultural products are neither ‘built’ nor ‘planned,’ at best they are guided and steered in a certain direction. Therefore, rules and regulations are one of the few tools that are actually suitable to guide future development within such collective and complex urban settings.
We strongly believe that the field of (urban) design should not simply adhere to these standards as some neutrally existing context but should actively engage in discussing them in order to make them subject to design as well. read more
The Sky Exposure Plane is a virtual surface that is inclined toward the inside from the boundaries of the zoning lot and beginning at a certain height. The gradient varies by district, and such surface can be interrupted only under certain conditions. This allows light and air into the street.