Friday, February 25, 2005

The Urban Design Thing

transferred from http://almostfamous.rediffblogs.com

Countless (a silly figure) number of alumni, mystic traders of archi. items, some professors of earthquakes and some more alumni have lectured us on their subjects of expertise, shown us their pretty buildings. Some tried to inspire, some inspired, some failed. A few presentations were nothing more than a chai-biscuit session. I lied. MOST of the presentations are nothing more than a chai-biscuit session.

So you see,architecture is an interesting aspect of my life. It has its ups and downs (called mounds and depressions). A few subjects will force you to notice some rationality in the senseless gamut of terms and concepts, while the rest will drop its ratings by 63 (another silly figure) and you'll realize,like your C.G.P.A, it is never going to come up to the same level again, ever...

Along with 12 other batchmates, I have come across a variety of these courses. A few titles reveal the irrationality to be experienced, others hide it and the rest flaunt it (sequential revelation of elements, anticipation and perception) - Urban Design, Landscaping, Disaster Management, Human Settlement etc. Each had its unique flavour - hors d’euvres for feasts of the next semester. Forgive the expression - but the BAAP of it all is the first one. Welcome to the world of URBAN DESIGN.

What is Urban Design ? I don't really care at this moment. So no inputs from my side.
See, architecture isn't what you really expect it to be.

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