Notation timelines and the aesthetics of disappearance

Kamvasinou, K. (2010) Notation timelines and the aesthetics of disappearance. The Journal of Architecture, 15 (4). pp. 397-423. ISSN 1360-2365

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Contemporary cities are frequently surrounded by transitional landscapes: ambiguous lands, non-places on the urban edge, commonly experienced under the condition of speed. Although variously shaped by processes of urbanisation, logistics of road engineering, safety and ownership, and local people's lives, for travellers such landscapes are usually perceived in a state of disappearance. This condition presents a major challenge for the traditional methods used in architecture and urban design. For designers interested in the organisation and design of such mobility routes for the engagement of the traveller, a method of scripting based on notation timelines would provide a helpful supplement to traditional master plans. This paper explores the development of such a method and its roots in time-based arts, such as dance, music and film, as well as in the recent history of architecture and urban design. It does so through the presentation of an experimental study based on a real route, the train journey from London to Stansted airport.

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Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
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Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 12:57
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