The Home of Man: A manifesto commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first edition of le Corbusier and François de Pierrefeu, La Maison d'Hommes.

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Abstract: Accordingly, Le Corbusier in “Towards a New Architecture”, 1922, the question was: “Architecture or revolution” – also stated in “The Home of Man”, 1942: “… people live in poor conditions, this is the real, the most profound reason for the battles and upheavals of our time.”
The nineteenth- and twentieth-century Metropolis encompasses the major social changes towards twenty-first-century capitalism, following the slipstream of people’s migration from rural areas to still bigger urban agglomerations. Currently, this goes on with even bigger pace in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In these emergent regions people still live in poor conditions, while in the US and EU the enhanced living/housing standard throughout the post-war economic growth is deteriorating under the rising inequality of recent crisis.
Today Le Corbusier’s concerns are met by new concerns for the local and global milieu, as a conflict between fulfilling people’s social requirements and their long-term impact on the environment. A conflict, which can only be solved politically addressing said inequality. That is our century’s challenge obtaining social and natural sustainability, let alone preventing further hazards caused by depletion of resources and liability to climate change.
TitelAMPS Proceedings Series : 9. Living and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of Design and Building Practices, Locally and Globally.
RedaktørerM. Young
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedLiving and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of Design and Building Practices, Locally and Globally - Architecture, media, politics and society, South Bank University, London, Storbritannien
Varighed: 9 feb. 201710 feb. 2017


KonferenceLiving and Sustainability
LokationArchitecture, media, politics and society, South Bank University
NavnAMPS Proceedings Series

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