The Place Where…

Intimacy, creativity, flow

Text: Tamás Fejérdy, Ferenc Miszlivetz, Laura Takács

Architectural spaces do not tend to be utility calculations in the case of historic towns, as they are born based on human needs, well-established and fixed habits, the respect of old times, the gripping effect of the view, that is natural, cultural and aesthetic codes. This process reflecting organic and complex human and communal needs rarely have anything to do with what we tend to name urban planning or development in the age of modernism. In the past few years we saw more initiatives mainly targeted to the modernization and rehabilitation of urban public domains – a certain part of which was launched owing to centrally made decisions whilst the others based on local intentions. Relying upon experiences, the initiatives from below tend to be more vital than those managed from above to attempt to build communities.