Linear Abstraction © City Edge Group - Matthew Gadie, Kirsten Pont, Athina Ralli, Li Zhen Ng

Linear Abstraction

City Edge Group - Matthew Gadie, Kirsten Pont, Athina Ralli, Li Zhen Ng

University of Dundee

Project Description

The project comprises a new urban approach, which responds to the forms, patterns and transitional nature of the typical city periphery landscape. By applying a compositional approach derived the planar spatial relationships found in Constructivist art, the sprawling, juxtaposing landscape of industry, infrastructure, suburban development and agricultural pasture is stitched together. Order is drawn from disorder through the identification and articulation of disparate elements within the landscape, using a language of linear slab “walls” to frame and contain space. While the existing Edinburgh city edge comprises a landscape defined by movement; the new urban proposal seeks to provide opportunities for pause.