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ARCH 201 Chapter Notes - Chapter wk 5: Tribalism, Radiant City, Le Corbusier


Department
Architecture
Course Code
ARCH 201
Professor
Doug Kelbaugh
Chapter
wk 5

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Tribalism- individualized community- one small group of people with similar interests that keep to
themselves
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Even in today's groups when Solomon thinks of communities, thinks of all the communities
he isn't a part of (IE even communities are secluded from themselves)
Sharing values with eachother
Cosmopolitanism- shared interest-- essentially sense of community and togetherness in a single
group that acts towards the benefit of the entire society
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Western spaces are dedicated but occupied informally and we do what we want
Arab spaces are informal/dynamic but very formal in the way activities are conducted
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Architects think of building as pieces of art-- we design the whole thing-- thinks it should be
admired
Design a city of monuments that doesn't think of what people/the city needs and doesn't
foster community
Autonomous architecture
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Sustainability in it of itself isn't sustainable-- need to design things that are also fun (people
are making sacrifices b/c not enjoyable, just sustainable-- IE prius)
In order for sustainability to be commonly accepted, need to create sustainable alternatives
that people actually enjoy
NIMBI- not in my backyard-- support things until it starts to affect them and then don't want
anything to do with them
NIMBIism
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Solomon
Take people out of cities and ship out to small towns that are "green, open"
Ebenezer Howard- Garden City
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Frank Lloyd Right (housing development?)
Give everyone their own acre plot-- promoting suburbanism
Decentrists
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Creating monumental architecture in city/public spaces
World's Fair Chicago
City Beautiful
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Le Corbusier-- megablocks, car based city
Very clear distinction between public/private spaces
Still gives everyone lots of green space but builds up more
Radiant City
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Almost like deal with safety of our sidewalks by dealing w/safety w/tribalism-- gated
communities, staying in card, etc.
Clear demarcation btwn public/private streets
Eyes on the street
Continuous flow of sidewalk users
3 ways to help deal with safety
Sidwalks
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Statistics say it's a slum, so nobody wanted to develop it, but it was self-regenerating itself
Need to reclassify how we think of slums
North End Case Study
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Jane Jacobs
"Third place"-- after home and office, next place you feel at home publically (not feel
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