Flashcards in City History Deck (24)
Functions of GreenBellt
1930. Food reserve. Denying growth of city, and instead a satelite city
Copy of English town...Photogenic, Chinese couples take wedding pictures there.
Made all non building in black so it shows a city with all its areas. Important but don´t know why
Fix infrastructure where it is lacking.
Caracas in Venezuela, transport lines in Meddelin.
Features of Pre industrial cities
Walls, Axis, Square (markets),Street Grid (asia Minor 500bc) Cloisters.
Cut up the old districts with big boulevards. Trading, more connections, ppl moved outside their district (!) And the flañeur is born. Sanitary, less smelly and Good for Military.
Is it important?
Can it show it is important? building materials, correct surrounding to play w/ its uniqueness.
Churches and old houses designed by Great White Men! but Now is the narratives diverse.
Why Adaptive Re-use
Reduce Urban Sprawl, Save the embodied Energy. Preserve Meanings, Memories, Histories.
Re-doing interior completely giving it no character or no sense of the old.
Add ons, be made contemporary styles and clearly distinguishable from the older layers. Eg. Pyramid in Paris by Pei. Altough critic for
Re use of churches
AMsterdam was very religious, they have converted a church to a bookstore, feeling of old mysteries lurking in the shelves and the luminous ceiling watching over you.
Derelict. Industrial heritage In germany
In Germany have they reused one power plant for a tivoli.
Difference between old and new factories
The old ones where built with pride, and ornaments. Built to last forever. They provided work for a whole city, and sometimes built the whole city. New ones are built for some thirty years.
Ideas of new factories
Build re-packable! or with good materials, and ornamentals. For keeping for future.
Visions: Technological cities: Where comes the inspiration
Current tech seems to inspire people. Escalators and elevators!!!! (Freud based his stuff on Steam Engine).
Constructivism in Soviet: Misschiefs
A flying city, Inspired by mass industry. 60s of cold war, apollo and Sputnik. and TinTin on the Moon. with Leisure and greenery on the earth. There where also walking cities
Kenso Tange: Japanese Vision
Metabolists: Mega structures like trees for every cities. Also the idea of modular growth, grow linearly with 90 degrees build ons, on water.
What is Instant city
Rock music, disco. Bringing sound and light to Cities and then going to next city. Like a carneval but more largescale.
Vision:Eco cities: Lilypad
A regugee: A green dynamic shape with glass ceilings floating around in the seas. For the filthy rich.
Vision:Eco cities: Mas dar
A walled in city using high tech and greenery to be carbon neutral at its operation. It is like a closed bubble with relays opening and solar cells directing to the sun. A smart city. For the filthy rich.