Category Archive: 2.1 knowing everything

Rossi : The Architecture of the City

Rossi : The Architecture of the City

The Urban Artifact as a Work of Art As soon as we address questions about the individuality and structure of a specific urban artifact, a series …

 

Gropius – From The New Architecture and the Bauhaus

Gropius – From The New Architecture and the Bauhaus

Translated from the German by P. Morton Shand. From The New Architecture and the Bauhaus. (MIT Press.  Cambridge, MA: 1965). The New Architecture and the Bauhaus Can the real nature …

 

Cern scientists believe newly discovered particle is the real Higgs boson

Cern scientists believe newly discovered particle is the real Higgs boson

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/14/scientists-particle-higgs-boson The more they look at it, the more the new particle discovered at Cern last year resembles the long-sought Higgs boson, the mysterious particle that …

 

Ebenezer Howard – Garden city

Ebenezer Howard – Garden city

from: Garden CIty The town and the country may, therefore, be regarded as two magnets, each striving to draw the people to itself—a rivalry which a …

 

Christaller – Central place theory

Christaller – Central place theory

Building the theory From: Central Places in Southhern Germany Central Places We do not look at the entire appearance of a town, but only at those definite characteristics …

 

Rowe – Collage City and the Reconquest of Time

Rowe – Collage City and the Reconquest of Time

From Collage City, by Colin Rawe, Fred Koetter Now a collage technique, by intention if not by definition, insists upon the centrality of just such a …

 

Barcelona Extension – Ildefons Cerdà – 1859

Barcelona Extension – Ildefons Cerdà – 1859

from: The five bases of the General theory of Urbanization by Ildefons Cerda Why he discarded the term city So what name should he give to “this …

 

Ville Radieuse – Le Corbusier – 1924

Ville Radieuse – Le Corbusier – 1924

from: Towards a new Architecture One day Auguste Perret created the phrase: “The City of Towers.” A glittering epithet which aroused the poet in us. A …

 

statistics – Manuel Castells – The Information Age triology

statistics – Manuel Castells – The Information Age triology

From: End of Millennium   Finale   The promise of the Information Age is the unleashing of unprecedented productive capacity by the power of the mind. I think, therefore …

 

on consumption – The Limits to Growth

on consumption – The Limits to Growth

from: The Limits to Growth COMMENTARY In inviting the MIT team to undertake this investigation, we had two immediate objectives in mind. One was to gain insights …