Magazine B: Neighbourhood
Körnerkiez in Berlin, Charonne in Paris, Seochon in Seoul, Greenwich Village in New York, Hampstead in London, and Venice in LA—all six neighborhoods introduced in <The Neighborhood> illustrate the “human scale,” which is not limited to physical size. Neighborhoods with commercial districts that have grown uber big and famous can still have a small-town atmosphere and comfort residents psychologically and emotionally.
The neighborhood is integral in showing your direction in life. If you imagine your dream life, you’ll immediately picture what you want to do, who you want to do it with, and what kind of environment you want to be in. Of course, your imagination will help you visualize your dream neighborhood here, too. It may look like a travel destination, pleasant scene, or background you’ve seen in a movie. There is no right answer, but I think the ideal neighborhood is close to a “human scale" because the small, intimate size ensures every visitor is treated as an individual.