It has been pointed out to me that the website does not include reference to Shane’s influential work Recombinant Urbanism, exploring conceptual modelling in architecture and urban theory and design.
Shane divides cities into three relational elements: enclaves, armatures and heterotopias. Put very simply: enclaves are buildings that contain individuals and functions; armatures are the circulation networks that connect enclaves and move people and goods (EG streets); and heterotopias are places of ‘difference’ that alter the city over time:
Shane, D. G. (2005) Recombinant Urbanism: Conceptual Modeling in Architecture, Urban Design, and City Theory London: Wiley.
He takes another look at these concepts in:
Reflections on these books would be welcome.
4 April 2014