Human Scale

For the architect occupied with the tasks of urbanism, the measuring rod will be the human scale.
-Le Corbusier’s The Athens Charter.

After the downfall of the last hundred years, architecture must once again be placed in the service of man. It must lay sterile pomp aside, concern itself with the individual and create for his happiness the fixtures that will surround him, making all the movements of his life easier. Who can take the measures necessary to the accomplishment of this task if not the architect who possesses a complete awareness of man, who has abandoned illusory designs, and who, judiciously adapting the means to the desired ends, will create an order that bears within it a poetry of its own?
-Grossman. New York, NY: 1973

 

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About detroitisazombie

Master of Architecture student at Newschool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, CA. Born and raised in America's high-five state and beginning my thesis work on the revitalization of my favorite city, Detroit. This blog will log my research, discovery, and project evolution. http://www.linkedin.com/in/lrodarch84 View all posts by detroitisazombie

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