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Old Posted Feb 27, 2008, 7:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BTinSF View Post
Sorry you like it, northbay420 but come on--those interior courtyards remind me of public housing or Lower East Side tenements.
ive always preferred negative public space

if uve ever read "a pattern language" (which is essentially the architects/urban planners bible) they have a chapter on how small negative public spaces (spaces surrounded by bldgs, rather than a bldgs surrounded by space) tend to be the most dynamic and populated

ill take that over the federal development proposal any day
now THATS 60s style city planning/public housing look-a-like

plus it breaks up the lot into managable walkable blocks
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