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Le Corbusier. Arquitectura urbana: Millowners Association Building y Carpenter Center

The work of Le Corbusier is a comprehensive exploration of urban and architectural solutions which show continuity relationships between city and building, architecture and environment, interior and exterior space throughout elements of integration and / or mediation used by the Swiss master like ramps, lower volumes, incoming and outgoing, open floor plans and thick facades. The Association Millowners Building (1954) located in the city of Almedabad in India, and the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard (1961 to 1964) located in the city of Cambridge, in the United States, are two buildings that have some characteristics in common, like a basic volume, use of reinforced concrete, using similar facade elements and a projected ramp gives a recognizable and distinctive character of both buildings. Different authors compared the two buildings as Giedion 1967 or 1975 Frampton, and have stated that one has been based on the other. However, a comparative analysis verifies that although the ramp is the most obvious common element, it plays a very different role in the definition of urban relationships of each of the buildings with their immediate environment and the city. Moreover other elements configure crucial aspects in the relationship between the buildings and the urban space creating architectural solutions and interesting relations that are crucial for the definition of the relationship with the environment and the urban character of every building

La obra de Le Corbusier es una amplia exploraci贸n de soluciones urbanas y arquitect贸nicas que plantean relaciones de continuidad entre edificio y ciudad, arquitectura y entorno, espacio interior y espacio exterior: rampas, cuerpos bajos, entrantes y salientes, plantas libres y fachadas con espesor, son algunos de los elementos de integraci贸n y/o de mediaci贸n utilizados por el maestro suizo. El Millowners Association Building de 1954 ubicado en la ciudad de Almedabad en la India, y el Carpenter Center for Visual Arts de la Graduate School of Design of Harvard de 1961-1964 en la ciudad de Cambridge, en Estados Unidos, son dos edificios que presentan rasgos caracter铆sticos en com煤n: una volumetr铆a b谩sica, uso del hormig贸n armado visto, uso de similares elementos de fachada y una rampa que sobresale del edificio y que confiere a ambos un car谩cter reconocible y peculiar. Los dos edificios ya han sido puestos en relaci贸n por diferentes cr铆ticos como Giedion 1967, o Frampton 1975, e incluso se ha considerado uno como antecedente del otro. Sin embargo, un an谩lisis comparativo permite verificar que aunque la rampa es el elemento com煤n m谩s evidente, 茅ste juega un papel muy diferente en la definici贸n de las relaciones urbanas de cada uno de los edificios con su entorno inmediato y con la ciudad. Y adem谩s que tambi茅n, en la relaci贸n del edificio con la ciudad entran en juego otros elementos y soluciones arquitect贸nicas, que de manera solidaria, son determinantes definidores de su relaci贸n con el entorno y su car谩cter urbano

Universitat Poli猫cnica de Val猫ncia

Author: Fontana, Maria Pia
Mayorga C谩rdenas, Miguel Yuri
Abstract: The work of Le Corbusier is a comprehensive exploration of urban and architectural solutions which show continuity relationships between city and building, architecture and environment, interior and exterior space throughout elements of integration and / or mediation used by the Swiss master like ramps, lower volumes, incoming and outgoing, open floor plans and thick facades. The Association Millowners Building (1954) located in the city of Almedabad in India, and the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard (1961 to 1964) located in the city of Cambridge, in the United States, are two buildings that have some characteristics in common, like a basic volume, use of reinforced concrete, using similar facade elements and a projected ramp gives a recognizable and distinctive character of both buildings. Different authors compared the two buildings as Giedion 1967 or 1975 Frampton, and have stated that one has been based on the other. However, a comparative analysis verifies that although the ramp is the most obvious common element, it plays a very different role in the definition of urban relationships of each of the buildings with their immediate environment and the city. Moreover other elements configure crucial aspects in the relationship between the buildings and the urban space creating architectural solutions and interesting relations that are crucial for the definition of the relationship with the environment and the urban character of every building
La obra de Le Corbusier es una amplia exploraci贸n de soluciones urbanas y arquitect贸nicas que plantean relaciones de continuidad entre edificio y ciudad, arquitectura y entorno, espacio interior y espacio exterior: rampas, cuerpos bajos, entrantes y salientes, plantas libres y fachadas con espesor, son algunos de los elementos de integraci贸n y/o de mediaci贸n utilizados por el maestro suizo. El Millowners Association Building de 1954 ubicado en la ciudad de Almedabad en la India, y el Carpenter Center for Visual Arts de la Graduate School of Design of Harvard de 1961-1964 en la ciudad de Cambridge, en Estados Unidos, son dos edificios que presentan rasgos caracter铆sticos en com煤n: una volumetr铆a b谩sica, uso del hormig贸n armado visto, uso de similares elementos de fachada y una rampa que sobresale del edificio y que confiere a ambos un car谩cter reconocible y peculiar. Los dos edificios ya han sido puestos en relaci贸n por diferentes cr铆ticos como Giedion 1967, o Frampton 1975, e incluso se ha considerado uno como antecedente del otro. Sin embargo, un an谩lisis comparativo permite verificar que aunque la rampa es el elemento com煤n m谩s evidente, 茅ste juega un papel muy diferente en la definici贸n de las relaciones urbanas de cada uno de los edificios con su entorno inmediato y con la ciudad. Y adem谩s que tambi茅n, en la relaci贸n del edificio con la ciudad entran en juego otros elementos y soluciones arquitect贸nicas, que de manera solidaria, son determinantes definidores de su relaci贸n con el entorno y su car谩cter urbano
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/299847
Language: spa
Publisher: Universitat Poli猫cnica de Val猫ncia
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
Rights URI: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
Subject: Le Corbusier, 1887-1965
Arquitectura moderna -- S. XX
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century
Title: Le Corbusier. Arquitectura urbana: Millowners Association Building y Carpenter Center
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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