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The human scale spans both physical dimensions and sensory perception. Designers create spaces and objects like steps, doorways and chairs that are closely aligned to human measurement and how we see the world. But as we look beyond the human scale, new ideas and typologies emerge that help us rethink how we conceptualize architecture and build for the future. Architecture, urbanism, and landscape architecture have all engaged emerging ideas regarding performative ecologies. Unlike buildings, ecologies do no respect borders. They can develop across territories and engender complex systems operating at multiple scales. Ecologies also impact how we regard and value landscapes and larger natural systems. Recently, architects and landscape designers have been exploring ideas on resiliency, conservation, and infrastructure that expand beyond human scales. View more View full description
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