|Fragment of Generative Code for Neighborhoods|
Using one rule, again and again, to create a highly complex system of positive space over time
|Originally written for The Nature of Order||
There is a slightly simplified way of getting positive space. It is not as subtle as the previous one (positive space), but it is so elegant and so simple, and also so powerful, that it teaches one a lot, and has the power to get beautiful places to exist in the world.
You will find the basic rules below are simply these:
That is all.
You may see the impact of these two rules, in action, in this interactive slide-show of the thousand-year long period while the Venetians built St. Marks's Square.
Click here, and follow the instructions. As you mouse-over the pink and blue tablets on the left of the screeen, you will see what happens. You can keep going backward and forward, until you understand it. Click an interactive movie showing St. Mark's Square unfolding over the period from 560 AD to about 1600 AD. You will see the beauty of the place, and the positive space emerging as you go.
You will see the beauty of the place, and the positive space emerging as you go.
|TAKE THESE UNFOLDING ACTIONS|