I was told to consider aesthetics as a function of use. Didn’t understand why then, and can’t say I do comfortably now. But I still think about it all the time.
I think the key is to consider the bias of applying aesthetics to things.
- The transportation system is an excellent demonstration of how the built environment can influence our daily lives. In the context of the extensive Brazilian “favelas”, where a large amount of population is isolated in the bowels of the city, it is necessary the presence of strong cores of urbanity and connectivity.