Idris Al-Hadidi

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Assured Sense of Home

In A Sense of Place, 12. SOP 2.0 by Idris Al-Hadidi2 Comments

Networking and connectivity already have a huge effect on the sense of a place and it’s only going to get more interconnected. In real estate, there has been a massive shift between selling a house into selling a home. Their focus is shifting from the black and white with how many bedrooms and bathrooms and the square footage, to selling …

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Food, Water, and Air

In A Sense of Place, 9. Placelessness by Idris Al-Hadidi2 Comments

Having a strong sense of place is vital in the development of a place. Having a lack of place can doom an area into permanent obscurity. A non-place is forgettable and unimpressionable because it lacks the necessary factors that make it a place. For me grocery stores are an example of a non-place. Every single grocery store has the exact …

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Double Trouble

In A Sense of Place, 7. Sprawl and New Urbanism by Idris Al-Hadidi1 Comment

Depending on your perspective I’ve had either the great opportunity or the unfortunate mishap of living in two separate suburbs. Both with their perks and both with their significant downfalls. My first suburban experience was in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. I’ve spoken on this home and what it meant to me before but from an alternative question. My other suburban experience …

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New Beginnings

In A Sense of Place, 6. Shock of the New by Idris Al-Hadidi1 Comment

“Manmade space can refine human feeling and perception,” (Tuan 102) Tuan’s quote explains the idea of place and space. The way a building is planned and built can make all the difference to those that inhabit it. An example of a manmade space refining human feeling and perception is my dorm building Weinstein Hall. The builders and designers who made …

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Best Stuy

In A Sense of Place, 5. Visions of Utopia by Idris Al-Hadidi1 Comment

Flashback to the end of my second semester summer term in University hall this past summer. I thought I was a true New Yorker. My thought process was I’ve lived in New York for a year so I’ve seen it all. Little did I know I hadn’t even ventured out of the NYU bubble created by NYU dorms at all. …