Playing with Rhythms

an attempt to look into Addis Ababa through Lefebvre’s eyes

The rhythm analysis can be performed by using many different methods, in various urban areas or non-urban contexts, and by different actors. This article will talk about the experience with rhythm analysis during my masters studies in architecture, which was the consulted method for defining a critical view on the numerous problems in rapidly developing urban environments. The context of the presented rhythm analysis was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where fascinated by the colorful life of the informal settlements and their contrast with the newly developed areas, an attempt of looking at this reality in an objective view was performed.