People, Not Just a Building, Make for ‘Place’

People, Not Just a Building, Make for ‘Place’.

“It is a humanistic inquiry that recognizes that buildings and settings, alone, do not make place,” said Kingston Health in a talk Dec. 13 at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments in Oxford, UK. “People, in their interaction with the natural and built environment, make place.”

Professor Heath was speaking on the emerging field of “situated regionalism.” The integration of new construction and preservation within the dynamics of crowded urban environments may be eased through the use of automated parking. The space saved may give the architect more flexibility to integrate their design aesthetically within limited space.

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Robotic Parking Video

Since this blog starts on the subject of Robotic Parking, here is a news video from the UK showing some automated garages and some shots from a Robotic Parking Systems garage, starting at 0:45. A new Robotic Parking Systems garage opened in Dubai is the world’s largest at 765 spaces.

More space for people — less for parking.

This is a new blog exploring innovative ideas to improve our cities and specifically how to address the problems of parking – a subject that impacts the efforts of creative urban planners, architects, civic groups, environmentalists, engineers and developers. It is written by the staff of Robotic Parking Systems Inc, developer of high-speed, high-volume automated garages designed to address many of those problems and will, they hope, spark further new ideas of how this new parking technology can be used to enhance and revitalize the urban environment.

Automated garages can reduce the space needed for parking by 50%. Robotic Parking Systems’ technology greatly increases the speed and efficiency so that even the largest garage can be made smaller. What could you do with the extra space?