We went to the Mauer Park again to market Tokyohillbilly's products. .....It was really really cold. Temperature was supposed to be -2C, but it felt like -10C! Without the hot wine, we wouldn't have survived! There were a lot of people in the market. I suppose that everybody is shopping for Christmas. There were many girls walking around with a skirt with thin tights...honestly I have no idea how they do it. Yeah my metabolism is not so great anymore, but still, those girls are tough! I would not risk my health for a fashion.. I guess everybody has priorities.
Our kitchen in the morning. There is the backyard behind it. I wanted to have my own compost, but I found out that there is a green trash can which the city collects once in a week or so. It is great that there is already an established sustainable system set up here in germany, but I was a bit disappointed because in LA I felt so special being sustainable, but here everybody is conscious of it. What a selfish thought.
Technology via knowledge have through the millennia expanded human options by shrinking space. Agriculture reduced the amount of land needed to sustain larger groups which allowed urban centers. This in turn increased the connections/interactions between humans resulting in a explosion of new technologies. The city was an entirely new world for humans, a reordering of the materials of the old world into new densely occupiable space. Our proposal looks to take this material of the city and once again radically alter it to become the next major paradigm expansion.
The city is a recombination of the available materials using human knowledge/technology. This reordered world has greatly altered us as a species allowing for unbelievable advancements in further knowledge/technology. This has brought us to the brink of a new paradigm, a reordering of the urban material into a yet unknown and nearly inconceivable system. A new urbanism beyond “city” by taking the elements of city and optimizing them into a new system. Similar in concept to the methods humans used to transform the landscaped into the modern concept of city, changing ourselves on the way. The skyscraper may have been a transition element into this new urban order. Increased communication and interaction by further reducing distances, the smaller the cells, the larger the distances. This project presupposes the advent of technologies which allow for the further expansion of space. By developing new occupiable dimensions.