The Importance Of Underground Space

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The twentieth century was the century of urban revolution. The population of many cities has been growing exponentially, and cities are urbanising rapidly. Hence, many cities like Singapore, New York, and Tokyo are facing the issue of scarcity of land. One might say that many countries have abundant land in the form of forests and farms, which can be transformed into an urban land someday, but land is not created equal. Singapore and Hong Kong are of the most densely populated cities in the world but with limited land area, and this issue would restrict the development of their city; then affecting the countries’ economic growth. Although expanding outwards into the suburban area might be a solution to the overcrowding cities, to spread out …show more content…
Apart from relating the underground buildings with technology, underground space could be designed into an interesting space to be appreciated. (People’s perception on underground space – relating to the real world, imaginative world is mentioned.) Underground space in the imaginative world will be discussed, for instance, the film makers’ perspective on underground space and how their film was projected to the audience about underworld. The quality space discussed will show the dynamic balance created between restraint and presence, between leaving forms untouched and creating shapes, between what has always existed and what has been made by man. These different aspects of underground space from different times could be related to the present architecture and infrastructure built in the underground, also future underground urban …show more content…
The forms of an underground building variates according to the types of stone, soil type and landscape. Three types of underground spaces’ typology can be distinguished based on the principles of space that are in contact with sunlight and views or located in relation to the ground level. These typologies are of earth-covered spaces, submerged spaces and fully underground spaces and the categorisation of these are more relevant to the spatial aspect than constructional. The means of different forms has led to some fascinating combinations for underground

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