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One of the earliest examples of ‘mat-building’ by Team 10 for a 1963 master plan for the Römerberg area of Frankfurt.
They proposed a layered web: a flexible network of rooms, patios and streets that could continually be readapted by the city’s inhabitants. Conceived to “soften the difference in scale between building and city,” the structure is reminiscent of some of today’s mat building urban designs, and the current obsession with creating fluid landscapes that dissolve the boundaries between city buildings and streets. 

One of the earliest examples of ‘mat-building’ by Team 10 for a 1963 master plan for the Römerberg area of Frankfurt.

They proposed a layered web: a flexible network of rooms, patios and streets that could continually be readapted by the city’s inhabitants. Conceived to “soften the difference in scale between building and city,” the structure is reminiscent of some of today’s mat building urban designs, and the current obsession with creating fluid landscapes that dissolve the boundaries between city buildings and streets. 

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  2. alechsml said: It cool to see a mat building project integrated into the city. The problem with most of Team 10’s stuff is that they are usually isolated in the middle of traffic islands detached from any human scaled context: think Ontario Place…
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