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Hi, my name is Li Hsuan Hung. You can also call me Danilo. I’m the student currently studying in Urban Design of Newcastle University. Since I studied undergraduate in my home country, I’ve been interested and curious about the sophisticated structure of a city. Especially, different cities’ forms and their histories attract me a lot. Inspired from ‘Pattern Language’ and ‘The Image of the City,’ I would like to record every single place and feel how it affects the change on physical and perceptible aspects in the city personally. For me, diverse spaces could be seen as signs that bring the image to people (signifier) then influence people to act differently (signified). I’m glad to share any story and happy if you like to share any of your opinion about urban design or the sense of spaces.


Comment on ‘The relationship between mental health and cities’

Thank you, Gin, for a very thought-provoking article discussing the elements that affect dweller’s mental health in a city. In this comment, I would like to go further reviewing the elements of the building environment that can help to enhance mental health by the respect of psychology.   Nowadays, not only architects or urban designers…
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Comment on Inspiration from the renovation of the New York High Line

Thank you for sharing the interesting story about the New York High Line. Though High Line is exactly a famous case of regenerating case, Superkelien is also a liner open space as a revitalizing zone with a mix of different cultures in Copenhagen. Located in Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark, Superkilen was designed the art…
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Comment on DESIGN BETTER STREETSCAPE AND PEOPLE WILL CHOSE TO WALK

Thank Mudit for sharing your interest observation of streetscape. Inspired by your thought, I would like to go further telling my experience and show why the street environment is so important to inhabitant in a city. Kevin Lynch had pointed out an impressed core value that as a predominant element of a city, street is…
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The first modern architectural movement that originated in Asia – Metabolism

During the project of housing alternative, since my theme is future home, I couldn’t stop recalling a lecture introducing a movement called Metabolism when I was undergraduate. In the 1960s, there are a group of young architects and designers including Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa, Arata Isozaki and Fumihiko Maki attempted to resolve the problem of…
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UK- Bee-Friendly City, US- Butterfly-Friendly City

After the final review of Housing Alternative Project, I spent free time watching a cute animated movie “Bee Movie.” Though it is an animated comedy film, it pointed out an important hypothesis that if there is no insect pollinating honey, the chain of the entire ecological cycle will be destroyed. Whilst, Einstein had said, “If…
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Comment on ‘Universal Design in Urban Public Spaces: “Tenji Blocks”’

Thank Laura for your post! You raised a really thought-provoking issue on blind residents as a part of cities that we usually ignore. I would like to go further discussing why promoting safe and comfortable condition for these people are with advantage for whole people living. Moreover, how could visually impaired people affect cities’ environment?…
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Why Save Historic Building?

  Last Monday, Notre-Dame, the most famous medieval Gothic cathedral in Paris, was gobbled up by a severe fire. Since I have backed from Paris just before the primary fire, as well as the news and the posts kept popping on the social media, this event was quite memorable. It made me realise the power…
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Building for Life 12: Church Fields

As a part of the course, Alternative Housing, we visited several cases of housing developments. One of them is the project named Church Fields. The bellowing content is going to introduce this development and analysis it by using Building for Life 12 (BFL 12). Church Field Church Fields in Boston spa is a housing scheme…
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Comment on “Neighbourhood Planning: A better place?”

Before I shared my comment, I would like to thank Mudit for making a post in “Neighbourhood Planning: A better place?” (and wish you a happy birthday yesterday.) Honestly, the post caught my eye. It was thought provoking due to your clear description of changing about urban development. Based on your post, I would like…
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Comment on “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being”

Thank Laura for your post on “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being” – the aspect I found that is inspiring was the question you pointed out “what can urban designers do to promote health and collective well-being?” I would like to expend further of your contents. Comparing with Americas, I’m going to show…
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