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    ty.ro Sep 17 '08 5

    Is there a word for a plan (site plan, building plan, neighbourhood plan, etc.) that looks good as a plan (on paper, on the wall, nice to look at), but when implemented in real life - three dimensions - it does not work?

    I am talking especially about projects that are based on the plan (for conceptual rationalization, or otherwise), but once complete the plan cannot be viewed and therefore the project is compromised/fails as a result.

    If there is no word for this phenomenon, I think we need one.

    Any suggestions?

     

     
    • 5 Comments

    • Michael Carroll
      Sep 17, 08 5:36 pm

      Diagram as Plan Syndrome?

      will gallowaywill galloway
      Sep 17, 08 7:56 pm

      i don't have the answer to that question, but you might enjoy reading michael neuman's essay on process v plan. you can download pdf version here.

      part of the problem you have noticed is why planning has moved towards process based solutions rather than plan-based solutions. we have decided collectively that the plan is untrustworthy and abandoned it. in most cases it leads to mediocrity rather than improvement.

      maybe the instinct is correct but the question needs to be more specific, or re-tooled to yield an answer that can give an answer that is better than "yeah, that sucks" without offering a way forward. confirming shittiness in the world is important, but its the solution that separates the poseurs from the real deal...

      maybe.

      jlew
      Sep 18, 08 5:14 pm

      is it really that phenomenal?
      i've made that mistake before, in fact i think everyone in my studio has.
      it should be known as the project you have to make to understand that designing solely in plan produces crappy results.

      Stephanie
      Oct 6, 08 11:32 am

      "Is there a word for a plan (site plan, building plan, neighbourhood plan, etc.) that looks good as a plan (on paper, on the wall, nice to look at), but when implemented in real life - three dimensions - it does not work?"

      Yes.

      The word(s) are 'McKay Lyons Sweetapple'

      Oops. Did I say that?

      You'll see what I mean when you experience your first critique, where everyone is supposed to be quiet, and then the phone rings upstairs. And rings. And rings. Oh. What's that? A huge atrium in an exhibition hall carries noise? Extra-openings for light-wha? Noise noise noise. That's all you'll hear.

      Happy!

      Stephanie

      archaalto
      Oct 28, 08 2:52 pm

      hc-
      sounds like a phone problem...not an architecture problem.

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