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Corina Popa

http://www.archi-re.com

, Netherlands
Corina Popa is a social and anthropology aficionado architect working on showcasing the lack of communication between user and the field of architecture as well as the discrepancy between what architecture can provide communities, mental and physical health, as well as economy, and what is being built. Residential architecture is no longer used as an investment in one’s life and development but as a financial asset feeding the disconnect between what architecture can do and what it is used for.

Sustainable City Development Through User Feedback


Reviving the most underused resource in architecture

Sustainable City Development Through User Feedback


Reviving the most underused resource in architecture
A sustainable real time feedback to action user-architect-authorities communication system.
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  • Systemic changes

Presently, city design consists of creating finite Utopian neighborhoods with the goal of solving all possible problems. However, as already proven, these utopias have short life spans, and their failure to meet new needs is used to create new utopias, strengthening the cycle.

Today’s user is in continuous change. By the time a neighborhood has been completed, 10 to 15 years down the line, a new generation of users with new professional aspirations and technological possibilities is already in play.

To break this “Utopian – failure – new Utopia” cycle, we need a real-time sustainable communication system of user feedback to action between user, specialists and authorities. This will allow a continuous development through small changes implemented as needed instead of large-scale redevelopments.

This sustainable organic city development will naturally adapt to social, cultural and economic change, and allow for a better management of resources.


A metaphor of the lack of communication between the user and the field of architecture.

Sustainable City Development Through User Feedback


Reviving the most underused resource in architecture

Sustainable City Development Through User Feedback


Reviving the most underused resource in architecture
A sustainable real time feedback to action user-architect-authorities communication system.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Presently, city design consists of creating finite Utopian neighborhoods with the goal of solving all possible problems. However, as already proven, these utopias have short life spans, and their failure to meet new needs is used to create new utopias, strengthening the cycle.

Today’s user is in continuous change. By the time a neighborhood has been completed, 10 to 15 years down the line, a new generation of users with new professional aspirations and technological possibilities is already in play.

To break this “Utopian – failure – new Utopia” cycle, we need a real-time sustainable communication system of user feedback to action between user, specialists and authorities. This will allow a continuous development through small changes implemented as needed instead of large-scale redevelopments.

This sustainable organic city development will naturally adapt to social, cultural and economic change, and allow for a better management of resources.


A metaphor of the lack of communication between the user and the field of architecture.


Idea by

Corina Popa
Netherlands
Corina Popa is a social and anthropology aficionado architect working on showcasing the lack of communication between user and the field of architecture as well as the discrepancy between what architecture can provide communities, mental and physical health, as well as economy, and what is being built. Residential architecture is no longer used as an investment in one’s life and development but as a financial asset feeding the disconnect between what architecture can do and what it is used for.