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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... hygiene, for methods of housing, for the lay-out of the streets and the particular
forms of these; it dictates the relative densities and consequently the actual mode
of construction of the city's centre, its residential quarters and its garden cities.
In the Department which deals with the growth of Paris can be found a diagram
giving the density of population per hectare.1 The dark patches represent the
most thickly populated quarters, and it is a significant fact that in the diagram
Industrial Quarters.1 Types of Buildings Employed. For business : sky-scrapers
sixty storeys high with no internal wells or courtyards (see the following chapter).
Residential buildings with " set-backs," of six double storeys ; again with no ...
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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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