1. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 1 SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN Elements of Natural Built Environment [FNBE 0115] April INTAKE 2013 Project Two: Built Environment The Future City Representation NAME: VOON SZE LUN STUDENT ID: 0315032 FNBE April 2013
2. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 2 Content: Bills Descriptions Page 1 Introduction 2 A City 2.1 Definition of a city 2.2 What makes a city? 2.3 What makes a good city? 2.4 What is the future city? 3 Investigation & Data Collection: The Ancient cities 3.1 Name of the ancient city 3.2 History of Atlantis 3.3 What makes Atlantis become significant city? 3.4 History of Teotihuacan 3.5 What makes Teotihuacan become significant ciy? 3.6 Conclusion about the cities 3.7 Element that use to the my new future city 4 Investigation & Data Collection: The present city/cities 4.1 Name of the present cities 4.2 History of the Freiburg, Germany 4.3 What makes Freiburg become significant city? 4.4 History of London, United Kingdom 4.5 What makes London become significant city? 4.6Conclusion about the cities 4.7 Element that use to the my new future city
3. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 3 5 Investigation & Data Collection: The future city/cities 5.1 Name of the future city 5.2 History of the future city 5.3 What makes them become significant city? 5.4 Conclusion about the city 5.5 Element that use to the my new future city 6 The X City 6.1 History of the X City- Kuching 6.2 The population and religion of Kuching. 6.3The people needs and their jobs 6.4 What would be a good future city for them? 6.5 Conclusion about the X City- Kuching 7 The New X City 7.1 How the people move to the new city- Marine city? 7.2 Solutions to create this new city 7.3 Why Marine city in the sea? 7.4 Important characteristics and elements 7.5 Development of the city 7.6 Conclusion about the Marine city 8 The Process and Progress 9 The Conclusion 10 References list
4. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 4 1. Introduction The Elements of Natural Built Environment Project Twos title is The Future City Representation. The idea of this project is to understand the component and elements of a city and how to create a better future city. Each student will have to pretend that they are the mayor of the X City. The people in X city require a new city because of reasons that it no longer livable and students should create a new city to help the people to survive. Student is given 6 different options to create a new city for example an Underground City, Underwater City, Floating on Water City, City in the Air or enhance the existing city. In the end of this project, students will learn how to analyses and evaluate the different development of the built environment by looking at the natural topography, landscape, space, building and infrastructure
5. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 5 2. The City 2.1 The definition of a city A city is a center of population, commerce, and culture inhabited place of greater size, population, or importance than a town or village. 2.2 What makes a city? A city basically has a complex system for the education, sanitation, land usage, housing, and transportation. For example, schools and housing area are provided for the citizen in the city. Other than that, a city also has food 2.3 What makes a good city? A good city must have a well education system, affordable health services and much kind of job opportunities. Other than that, a city also should have great places for people to congregate and relax such as shopping mall, Public Park and other casual places. An affordable medical, well sanitation and superior fire protection also will make a city more sustainable and safe. Besides that, an advanced transportation system will also make the citizen of the city feel more comfortable and convenient. 2.4 What is the future city? A future city is the city which enhanced and become more advanced compare with the present city. A city with more Other than that, future city also a city with more facilities and
6. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 6 3. Investigation & Data Collection: Ancient Cities 3.1 Name of the cities The ancient cities investigated are Teotihuacan with pyramids and Atlantis or another name, island of Atlas, which is an underwater city on the ocean bed. 3.2 History of Atlantis Atlantis can also be called as island of Atlas. Atlantis is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 BC. According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying "in front of the Pillars of Hercules" that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune". Athanasius Kircher's map of Atlantis, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
7. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 7 An artist's conception shows the city of Atlantis as it has been envisioned in legend Plato describes the Atlantians as great engineers and designers. The city was built on a hill and surrounded by the rings of water, which joined by tunnels. A huge canal connected the outer rings of water to the ocean. Outside of the capital city there were huge fields where farmers grew the city's food. Plato goes great detail about the amazing buildings such as hot and cold fountains and stone walls. For over two thousand years the story of Atlantis was just a story. Then, an American named Ignatius Donnelly became fascinated with the story and wrote a book called Atlantis, the Antediluvian World. Ignatius studied the history from Egypt to Mexico and believed that Plato was recording an actual natural disaster .
8. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 8 3.3 What makes Atlantis become a significant city? 1. The Sheer Size If Atlantis really existed, it would be larger than todays Libya and Asia combined through the opinions of the scientists. 2. Tale of Gods love Atlantis city was built by Poseidon, the god of sea when he fell in love with a mortal woman Cleito. Poseidon built the city on top of a hill and named it as Atlantis. It is believed that he walked through these islands until he reached the biggest of them all- Atlantis and found it to be inhabited by people more beautiful and intelligent than rest of the world. It is here he first meet his future wife and fell in love with her. 3. The Captivation Palace Atlantis is surrounded by rings of water and land on top the hill. There was another hill called the Hill of Cleito the lace where Poseidon captivated his wife because he was distrustful of her loyalty. 4. The Statue of Gold The fable tells that Cleito had five pairs of twin sons with Poseidon named Atlas. The ten sons inherited the great city and ruled over it. However, they also built a huge temple for their father with a giant statue of Poseidon riding a chariot carried by winged horses. This statue is completely built in gold and placed in a temple with its spiral roof so high up that the clouds drifted through the spirals of the temple.
9. ENBE | Final Project | Part A Report | The Future City Representation VOON SZE LUN | 0315032 | Group W | FNBE April 2013 | Taylors University 9 5. Wealth and riches Atlantis is the city under the sea with its rich and wealth. The people in the city are able to grow plants, reared animals, made beautiful buildings and architectures from materials like stones, had access to rare metals and even alloys, made and used crystals extensively for leisure and experimental purposes and had a lot of free times to even play with volcanoes. 6. Out of the world Atlantis is also a lost city which is believed to be of extra-terrestrial origin. They supposedly came to this city is about 50,000 years ago from Lyrian star system. The average life span of these people is believed to have been 8+00 years, making them really robust and strong prototype of existent human race then. 7. Exceptional powers The inhabitants of the Atlantis city are believed to have been possessors of exceptional powers such as ability to control weather, modify volcanic eruptions for pleasure, a love for unpleasant weather as they were more bent towards thunderstorms than normal calm waters. Some accounts also mention about their possession of some sort of device that allowed them to channelled energy from time a