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Page 252 - The site is as pleasant and as delightful as can be found; because it is upon a small hill, of very easy access, and is watered on one side by the Bacchiglione, a navigable river; and on the other it is encompassed with most pleasant risings, which look like a very great theatre, and are all cultivated, and abound with most excellent fruits, and most exquisite vines: and therefore, as it enjoys from every part most beautiful views, some of which are limited, some more extended, and others (hat terminate...
Page 218 - The Van Nelle tobacco factory in Rotterdam, a creation of the modern age, has removed all the former connotation of despair from that word "proletarian". And this deflection of the egotistic property instinct towards a feeling for collective action leads to a most happy result: the phenomenon of personal participation in every stage of the human enterprise . . . The...
Page 12 - Wenn aber der Individualismus nur einen Teil des Menschen erfaßt, so erfaßt der Kollektivismus nur den Menschen als Teil : zur Ganzheit des Menschen, zum Menschen als Ganzes dringen beide nicht vor. Der Individualismus sieht den Menschen nur in der Bezogenheit auf sich selbst, aber der Kollektivismus sieht den Menschen überhaupt nicht, er sieht nur die »Gesellschaft«.
Page 193 - Whatever space and time mean, place and occasion mean more. For space in the image of man is place, and time in the image of man is occasion.
Page 252 - ... limited, some more extended, and others that terminate with the horizon; there are loggias made in all the four fronts; under the floor of which, and of the hall, are the rooms for the conveniency and use of the family. The hall is in the middle, is round, and receives its light from above. The small rooms are divided off. Over the great rooms (the vaults of which are according to the first method) there is a place to walk around the hall, fifteen foot and a half wide.
Page 193 - Whoever attempts to solve the riddle of space in the abstract, will construct the outline of emptiness and call it space. Whoever attempts to meet man in the...
Page 147 - By collectively prescribing where people will have to put their tables and their beds— generation after generation— we are actually causing that uniformity. This collective coagulation of individual freedom of action has assigned a pre-determined purpose to every place in the home and in the city alike— and has done so in such an uninspired way that all the variations that make up identity are radically nipped in the bud. What makes the old canal-houses so livable is that you can work, relax...
Page 128 - ... mass. Through cantilevering, the way only Duiker knew how, the corners are rendered even lighter and more transparent. In the Orphanage the outer skin also turns inwards to form either porch, loggia or verandah within the periphery, but the opposite occurs as well, for there the interior breaks out in three places, doing away with the internal corners which otherwise would have constricted both movement and view of these particular places. Solutions of this kind are certainly astonishing. My...
Page 77 - The break away from the closed perimeter block siting in twentieth-century urbanism, meant the disintegration of the clear-cut spatial definition given by the street pattern. As the autonomy of the buildings grew, their interrelationship diminished, so that they now stand devoid of alignment as it were, like an irregular scattering of megaliths far away from each other in an excessively large open space. The 'rue corridor' has degenerated into an 'espace corridor". This new open type of siting, so...
Page 64 - With the student revolt, education has returned to the city and to the streets and has, thus, found a field of rich and diversified experience which is much more formative than that offered by the old school system. Perhaps we are headed toward an era in which education and total experience will again coincide, in which school as an established and codified institution no longer has any reason for existence.