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Le Corbusier- Failed Utopia

Laura Dima

Le Corbusier- Failed Utopia

efficiently, shortening the distances in the city center, finally concentrating all activities in a lively compact center surrounded by green spaces. However, on the other side, the Soviets were building big because they wanted to impress, but in the same time house as many people as possible in the least amount of space with the cheapest methods. It sounds very practical but in fact it is very inhuman. “Plan Voisin� for Paris is amazing and terrifying in the same time. Analyzing it in a logical way, it makes total sense and would be the perfect solution to a lot of problems related to city planning. However, it shocked its audience and got a lot of bad critic. People in charge were appalled at the idea of leaving their historical heritage behind and giving place to a completely new city, which was probably more fitted to their current needs. Le Corbusier believed so deeply in his ideas that he couldn’t understand this adverse reaction. He confessed he wanted to protect the old city center by 72

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Laura Dima

Profile for Henri A. Snel

(Re)Thinking Le Corbusier  

The first time I came into physical contact with his work was in India, in Ahmedabad in 1992. I was totally overwhelmed by the brutalism, wh...

(Re)Thinking Le Corbusier  

The first time I came into physical contact with his work was in India, in Ahmedabad in 1992. I was totally overwhelmed by the brutalism, wh...

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