Category: Athens Charter

Big bad blocks: Part 2, blame the governments

3 August, 2009 (10:45) | Architecture, Athens Charter, Configuration, High-rise, Humor, Le Corbusier, Public housing, Speculation |

[Continued from last Thursday’s Part 1 .]   In Part 1 of our tour of 15 housing projects from hell, via the passionate posters at the funky Web site Oobject, we indicted the architects, led by Le Corbusier, for throwing up concrete stack after stack of monoliths.    Can you too be an urban planner? Just try […]

Big bad blocks: Part 1, blame the architects

30 July, 2009 (10:45) | Architecture, Athens Charter, Configuration, High-rise, Humor, Le Corbusier, Public housing, Speculation |

If architecture cannot make us into better human beings and societies, can it make us into worse ones?  Can large monolithic high-rise blocks dehumanize us?  As presented on the funky Web site Oobject, herewith are 15 housing projects from hell, through which – aside from being appalled that architects, builders and government inflicted these upon […]