not an easy book
Closed poche determined primarily by exterior spatial forces rather than the inherent structure of the form is almost unknown in Modern architecture except for Aalto's unique Concert Podium composed of a wood skin-frame structure, which directs sound as well as space.
Residual space in between dominant spaces with varying degrees of openness can occur at the scale of the city and is a characteristic of the fora and other complexes of late Roman urban planning.
Residual spaces are not unknown in our cities. I am thinking of the open spaces under our highways and the buffer spaces around them. Instead of acknowledging and exploiting these characteristic kinds of space we make them into parking lots or feeble patches of grass-no-man's lands
between the scale of the region and the locality.
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