In creating urban blocks, the architecture must respond both to a macro and micro scale. The macro scale encompassing scale of the region – which includes streets, parks, and surrounding buildings – may dictate the height, density, and aesthetic of the overall block. The micro scale, focussed on the individual module, how this responds to the patterns of internal space existing in the city, and how this is populated internally to make the space useful for the required functions. Thus far, my explorations in to each have been largely separate. The drawings below look to begin bringing these two scales together where modules are notionally indicated in the section and people are shown as inhabiting the external spaces.
The introduction of layouts for individual modules of different functional use, and identification of key public and semi-public shared spaces will allow the idea of a block shown above to align more closely with the reality of making architecture in the city.