Charm - o Connect to the future through longevity and...

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"Charm, Sanity, and Grace" - Kunstler Thursday, November 04, 2010 2:43 PM Overall Theme: Individual building appearance (i.e., structural form) and how these appearances affect urban living How has chronological connectivity of newly build structures changed since WW2? o Chronological Connectivity - the present is structurally and visually connected to the past and the future o Kunstler feels as though the present has become disconnected from the past and the future The effort to create the connection was no longer there o Connect to the past through design style
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Unformatted text preview: o Connect to the future through longevity and usefulness of buildings • How have appearances of newly built structures changed since WW2? o Ugly • With the consequence that they are: Simple Common Uncomfortable o Degrading • With the consequence that there is/are: Single-use zoning Buildings beyond human scale Lost separation between public and private space • What are the "images of residence" guiding American housing aspirations? o Manor in the park o Cabin in the woods...
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