RC17 When Numbers Dwell: Endlessscape
Research Cluster 17 - Large City Architecture Research
B-Pro Urban Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCl London
led by Daniel Koehler and Rasa Navasaityte
with Ziming He and Sheghaf Abo Saleh
Team Endlessscape: Yao Chen, and Zhaofeng Chen.
Endlessscape combines the fragmented pieces of urban nature into an endless landscape of to live in. Departing from Friedrich Kiesler’s idea of an endless city, this project focuses on spatial continuity from fragmented parts. In the concept of endlessness, cities no longer have boundaries, not only between rural areas and urban centres but also the regions where human activities are no longer separated from natural areas. The name “endlesscape” therefore reflects how a landscape can be an endless structure with walkability and ecosystem in synchronization. Endlessscape combines the interior and exterior spaces means to mix the functional areas in the whole design. There is no longer a single building in the city. Each space is then not only architecture for human activities but also connection points for the urban area, which is similar to current city streets. To imitate the form of continuity, the fundamental idea of overlapping can be used in the design of essential elements. Sampling from M.C. Escher’s drawings, each element is staggered on the others to ensure that each part connects to the next one.