Kisho Kurokawa

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    Grey Landscape Analysis

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    time. For instance, when a city which used to be a typical industrial city targets on transforming into a city where creative industries converge, the landscape therefore needs to combine such foreseeable trend in the future to better suit the insiders (Meinig, 1976). On the other hand, in order to attract tourist-like outsiders, landscape planners should more focus on the designing of the subjective experience. Landscape, to outsiders, is place and environment full of imaginaries that provide them with a reflection of a kind of lifestyle. The cultural imagination of city landscape is of great importance to outsiders; the imaginative capacity of it offers them with a wonderland of unique experience (Newton, 1971). Japanese architecture Kisho Kurokawa pointed out the concept of “grey space” in 1970s. Grey is a color that stands just in the between of black and white, linking and blending in the most contradictory colors together. In terms of landscape, the concept of “grey space” can also be referred and it means to combine contradictory things organically together, which led to his idea of symbiosis in the 1980s (Baker, 1992). They are both of great implication in building public space for outsiders, and that is largely because outsiders as temporary tourists may lack of a holistic idea of the regions and space they are in. Therefore, when they go between a number of places within a certain region, they may feel shocked and lost since they are not culturally adjusted to it.…

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