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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building height and intensity of building use is excessive in proportion to the
street width may be less adequate to serve its functions as a thoroughfare, even
though quite wide, than a narrow street having less intensive use of its frontage.
It suggests a basis for urban 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 ...
number of streets ; and cross-roads are an enemy to traffic. The number of
existing streets was fixed at a remote epoch in history. The perpetuation of the
boundaries of properties has, almost without exception, preserved even the
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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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