Week 9 Lecture

Week 9 Lecture - Week9Lecture 15:55...

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Week 9 Lecture 15:55 Radiant City, Le Corbusier 1935 Unrealized urban scheme The regulating line is a guarantee against willfulness, means to an end. The  choice and way its expressed is an integral part of architectural creation A reaction to a  o housing crisis after WWI (France, Russia)    o industrialism o disorder of the commercial city (Manhattan, NY) Basic grid with diagonals cutting across Realization of not enough Nature in cities Gardens of Versailles Late 17 th  century Main linear grid with radiating paths from the main line Master Plan for Rome Coliseum, Vatican Stourhead; Wiltshire, England (Lancelot Brown) Allusion follies Lake with a bridge Many different architectural eras incorporated into garden
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o Temple of Apollo o Temple of Flora o Pantheon o Grotto o Bristol Cross One of the early ideas of Disneyland Colonial Europe Had technological advances but lacked nature integration Zhoua Zheng Yuan Planting Pavilions and covered walkways Buildings are part of Japanese image, are a place for cover Place of nature Water is life Moon gate Xu Wei’s House Unrestrained craig Chinese Garden Calculated views Shaped space Follies
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Abstraction and metaphor Allusion Equilibrium o Irregular lines vs. pure geometric forms The garden as a rhetorical space Architectural Buddhist monasteries (dry garden) Ryoan Ji (dry garden) The garden as a rhetorical space as an organized Simple rectangle with some large stones and white grated gravel Not made to walk through, but to sit still, meditate and focus on one point  (rocks) and go on journey Multiple interpretations of gravel and rocks (clouds, life, water?) At some point there were cherry trees meaning there was a good amount of  water, rocks signify where they were Japanese Temple Buddhist temples Supported by shogunate
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