architectural forms for the environment
A design language typical of the traditional forms used in local architecture should be adopted, along with the use of traditional and natural materials, local symbols, and artisan crafts. A varied building fabric must be sought, with different buildings constituting an urban front instead of a single building, so that the urban variety becomes attractive and rich. The success of a square depends primarily on the surrounding nodes of interest more than from the internal ones. It is therefore a mistake to fill the square with structures or objects of “design”. Surrounding commercial advertising should be subject to the criteria of scale and traditional design in shapes, colors, and typefaces, and avoiding the use of neon. Successful public space becomes social life in itself; an understanding that goes beyond thinking of this as simply a space for social activities.