What is it about?
How architect’s modern obsession in a projective technique created problematic, nowadays demolished, housing cases
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Why is it important?
The recent Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens demolition raised an important question about architecture and possible co-responsibility.
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This page is a summary of: The Alternate Corridor Technique in the Housing Project Between 1950 and 1970: Skip-Stop, Doorstep, and L’Espace Pivot, Space and Culture, January 2019, SAGE Publications,
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Planning in section
The alternate corridor or “planning in section” technique consists in developing the architectural project parting from the study of its cross section. This planning process allows for a bigger spatial control and better vertical utilization. The result are models in which the floors change, contrary to the use of typical-floor throughout the building.
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