“这就像中国人会使用风水一样，他们在这里感受到场地的能量，并决定必须把一种元素放在这里，把另一种元素放在那里。” 他继续说， “然后，你将以此为基础进行布局。”
Morojele的思想既具有前瞻性又具有传统基础，他希望未来的城市可以成为摩天登录与自然和周围环境产生关联的设计。“一种更具感性的建筑。” 他解释说， “这可以增强你的环境体验。”
When architect Mphethi Morojele began designing Freedom Park in Pretoria, South Africa, a 130-acre (52-hectare) memorial to lives lost in the struggle against the country's Apartheid regime, he took the unconventional step of handing over the plans to a group of spiritual healers.
Work began nearly two decades ago, at which point these healers gathered signals from the natural and supernatural realms to create a sort of "heat map or a spiritual map of the site,'' explained Morojele.
"It's almost like the Chinese would use Feng Shui, where they feel the energies of the site and decide that this element must go here, this element must go there," he continued. "Then you start to lay out your design based on that as a kind of brief."
The goal of greater inclusivity should be at the forefront for architects in South Africa and beyond, Morojele argued.
"I'd like to see architects focus on the way architecture creates social cohesion. In South Africa, architecture has always been used to separate. It had subtle mechanisms in buildings that were used to define who belongs where: which entrance you use, depending on your skin color, and things like that."
Morojele says architects and urban planners can -- and must -- reverse that historical process of division to repair fissures and create more equitable cities.
Morojoele is keen to now connect more analytic and spiritual approaches. As he plans for future commissions, he sees a path forward via neuroscience, and the ideas of "environmental psychology" developed by the likes of Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa, which hopes to explain how our natural and built surroundings affect our behavior and emotions.
"We need to go back to understanding ourselves as biological beings, less as intellectual beings, bringing in more senses," he said.
Both forward-facing and grounded in tradition, Morojele hopes that the city of the future is an environment where we can connect with our own nature, and commune with our surroundings. "A more sensual architecture," he explained. "And one that heightens your experience of the environment."