Rishi Lal [Part II MArch Architecture Student]
I like to explore how the sensory aspects of practical space inform a wider urban narrative, while integrating sustainable alternatives of execution.
ONE WORLD | AMMAN
Amman is navigated through eight circles. Each circle claims it's own story and engages in a wider story that makes the city easier to understand. They are reflective of the ideological zero, a concept associated with this part of the world that conveys an intangible heritage to connect social/economical disparities though metaphysical centres. The unfortunate consequence of urban progression is that heritage is ultimately dissolved. The rate at which Amman modernised it's infrastructure, as a result of accommodating a high influx of refugees, was unprecedented. Highly defensive zones and infrastructure were created through rapid modernisation in West Amman, further extending a socioeconomic barrier between East and West citizens. Eventually, there will be no associative urban fabric onto which we can project our stories, thus, narrative is lost alongside the innate navigation of urban cities. How can we dilute control with reference to the ideology of Amman's circles?