Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Architecture, Urban Design and Infrastructure

All building design, urban design and all construction of infrastructure in Nilkawt is currently approached from the perspective of human scale critical regionalism.  In view of this, all Nilkawtian renovation, restoration and conservation work must be in accordance with the new, critical design, construction and maintenance principles.  The same obviously also applies to all new construction work.

The theoretical basis of the critiquing stems mainly from a Twaklinological and Twaklinist perspective rather than a Marxist or market-driven one.  Markets are mindless.  Marxists are often bullies.

Only a Twaklinesque approach to communication and consultation, incorporating Twaklinist features in the context of public policy, can supply practical, aesthetic, personal and community standards in accordance with a culture of reasonable kindness and gentle ambition.

The main features of human scale critical regionalism in Nilkawt include the following:

a) Streets and residences of safety, character, health, durability and efficiency;

b) Commercial areas of long-term viability, charm and calmness;

c) Beautifully welcoming and relaxing public areas of long-term aesthetic merit;

d) Sufficiently wide footpaths without obstacles and obstructions;

e) Safe and accessible local emergency health facilities for peace of mind;

f) Unifying services and attractions to link the past, present and future magnificently, both philosophically and physically;

g) A focus on long-term quality of life for everyone.


In most societies, the relationship between property developers and political players is corrupt, hence the Nilkawtians wish to avoid that unfortunate situation.

To ensure everything in Nilkawt is interesting, and sometimes even picturesque, the avenues and boulevards and lanes have never been designed on an Adelaide-like grid pattern.  The roadways of Nilkawt are, in addition, always likely to remain gracefully curved, just as the footpaths are suitably wide and uncluttered.

Nothing excessively bland or annoying is permitted in Nilkawt.  The kitsch is used only for satirical purposes.

Most of the Twaklinesque improvements are being supervised by Twaklinologist members of The Most Reasonable Company of Simplifiers, many of whom are professional architects, urban planners, structural engineers, civil engineers and interior designers.  They are also supplying the training to Nilkawtians unfamiliar with the theories and practices of human scale critical regionalism.

Many gregarious visitors to Nilkawt admire the companion houses and mingling mansions.  Many other visitors prefer the planned communities and model villages, as do their residents.  Well-informed visitors, as well as well-informed Nilkawtians, are keen to take Nilkawtian ideas about intentional communities, settlements and residential care institutions and transfer them appropriately to other parts of the world.

There is not much to improve in Nilkawt in relation to its health institutes, as any worthy health practitioner will already know.  According to Twaklinological theories, the purpose of good architecture, good urban design and good infrastructure is to support good health and to restore health whenever possible.

The theme of human scale critical regionalism will most likely feature prominently at next year's Foolya Biennale.  Prospective foreign exhibitors are already queuing up to obtain visas to attend.

In the refreshingly responsible retreats, which take place all year round, human scale critical regionalism has long been a central feature of the experience.  The retreats are usually also associated with compassion in Cupateeunkaique as they usually take place in that county.

The current Minister for Science, Arts and Enlightenment has spent a great deal of time supervising the financial arrangements for all the upgraded infrastructure over the past year.  The current Minister for Natural Limitations and Sustainable Trade has been providing assistance in that regard.

Funding infrastructure, and the services associated with it, has often been a priority for visionary governments.  Such governments never sell off that infrastructure for an unfair price, just as they do not buy and demolish older structures for an unfair price.

All the performance venues in Nilkawt have long been highly successful examples of buildings fit for purpose.  Their acoustics and sound proofing are highly beneficial features in relation to neighbourhood relations, as all the citizen-advocates will testify.