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Old Posted Aug 1, 2019, 3:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 10023 View Post
I still think you’re wrong.

Aesthetics are not just visual. With old stone or brick buildings, those narrow alleys feel quaint, cosy and inviting. With post-war poured in place concrete and lots of blank walls, they feel oppressive and unsafe.

So then the problem is blank walls. With more active, engaging frontages & intimate scale the materials, details, and design matter less.

Do these post-war streets feel oppressive and unsafe?

2018-05-12 12.59.38 1 by Eric H, on Flickr

2018-04-28 11.49.40 2 by Eric H, on Flickr

(though again, this isn't hard to achieve with infill based on an existing historic urban template)
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