The aim is to develop a toolkit for adaptation options of urban areas imposed to different current urban conditions. Influencing the forces shaping the built environment is ideological and requires a vision of a better built environment constructed from concepts of equality, efficiency, productivity, beauty. Oppose to proposing a general and idealized model of urban conditions, but find a way to deal with them in design terms. The focus was to develop an evidence-based design approach that would reveal the authentic quality of the design itself to influence forces that shape the built environment. The focus was on tactile design that is appealing to senses as an approach to the incorporation of heterogeneity into patterns of growth.Successful design arises from a thorough and caring understanding of place and context.Therefore, the proposals were developed in the context of three conditions: already established character such as a dense mixed use area, an area with completely undefined character that deals with sprawl such as a residential area, and a character that deals with collapse, relocation or isolation, such as an industrial site.