The City of To-morrow and Its Planning
Dover, 1987 - 301 Seiten
In this 1929 classic, the great architect Le Corbusier turned from the design of houses to the planning of cities, surveying urban problems and venturing bold new solutions. The book shocked and thrilled a world already deep in the throes of the modern age.
Today it is revered as a work that, quite literally, helped shape our world. Le Corbusier articulates concepts and ideas he would put to work in his city planning schemes for Algiers, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Geneva, Stockholm and Antwerp, as well as schemes for a variety of structures from a museum in Tokyo to the United Nations buildings. The influence it exerted on a new generation of architects is now legendary.
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Hence, we have to cease regarding streets as traffic ways only, and to recognise
their relation to the building heights and densities in their neighbourhood in order
to get a proper understanding of the problems of street congestion and of the ...
There was no particular reason for congestion at the centre. But the railway led to
the construction of stations right in the heart of great cities. Now, these centres
are generally formed of a network of extremely narrow streets. Into these narrow ...
Created for the purpose of de- congestion, actually it slows up all traffic and is, in
fact, a powerful factor for congestion. The result is that people cry out against the
sky-scraper and the vertically built city ; and because of ^ the need to get about ...
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Le Corbusier presents what he calls a technical solution to existing problems. In the 1920s, these problems were predominantly related to the advent of the motor car, and the need to replace what he ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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