Ville Spatiale, visualization of the principles

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1958-1962 Drawing of a single inhabited level of the concept for the Ville Spatiale.
-principles Ville Spatiale
-complexity
-flexible constructions
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1958-1962 Details of the concept for the Ville Spatiale.
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
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1958-1962 Details of the concept for the Ville Spatiale.
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
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1958-1962 Drawing of the ground level of the concept for the Ville Spatiale showing roads, public buildings and pedestrian ways.
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-flexible constructions
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1958-1962 Drawing of the pedestrian level of the concept for the Ville Spatiale.
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-flexible constructions
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1958-1962 Bird’s-eye-view of a grand scale Ville Spatiale as an independent city development along a river combined with a bridge-town.
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
- Bridge Towns
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1958-1962 View from above of the Ville Spatiale
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- complexity
- flexible constructions
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Ville Spatiale, visualization of the principles 1958-1962 The Ville Spatiale covering the Hudson River docks in New York, USA
Friedman applied the concept of the Ville Spatiale to many cities in the world.
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1959-1970 (transl):
Urban Benefits
The infrastructure allows free use of soil. Following the implementation of the project, this surface can be used as a garden, or may cover an area occupied by the city's vital services (traffic, parking, train station).
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1956 Sight of a city for appr. 50.000 inhabitants, diameter 800 meters, study
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-Ville Spatiale
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1956 The Ville Spatiale with ‘cable-metro’, study
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-Ville Spatiale
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1957 The Ville Spatiale with ‘cable-metro’, study
-Mobile Architecture
-Ville Spatiale
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1957 Town in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris (France), study
-Mobile Architecture
-Ville Spatiale
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1958 Artists impression of the Ville Spatiale, with the ‘cable-metro’ above.
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1958-1962 Bird’s-eye-view of a grand scale Ville Spatiale as an independent city development in a rural environment.
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
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1958-1962 Bird’s-eye-view of a grand scale Ville Spatiale as an independent city development along a river combined with a bridge-town.
- principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
- Bridge Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Ca. 1990 “Sketches to substitute the geometrical pattern as much as technically reasonable. Architecture should not simply be ‘applied geometry’.”(Yona Friedman)
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- irregular shapes
-the train
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Ca. 1990 “Sketches to substitute the geometrical pattern as much as technically reasonable. Architecture should not simply be ‘applied geometry’.”(Yona Friedman)
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- irregular shapes
-the train
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Ca. 1990 “Sketches to substitute the geometrical pattern as much as technically reasonable. Architecture should not simply be ‘applied geometry’.”(Yona Friedman)
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- irregular shapes
-the train
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Ca. 1990 “Sketches to substitute the geometrical pattern as much as technically reasonable. Architecture should not simply be ‘applied geometry’.”(Yona Friedman)
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- irregular shapes
-the train
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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2006 Variations on the grid structure:
Containers
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
- tetrahedron
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1957 Study to incorporate agricultural uses within the urban Ville Spatiale
-principles Ville Spatiale -self reliance
-green city
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1955 A tetrahedron can be drawn on a cube. When this pattern is used one can make a repeatable frame with space for cubicle elements. This is the trihedral system, the principle of the space frame structure used for the Ville Spatiale and for the ‘span-over’ conceptions of e.g. Span-over Blocks and Bridge Towns. This flexible building method was proposed by Friedman in the congress of CIAM in Dubrovnic (Yugoslavia) in 1956.
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1970-1990 Ville Spatiale with irregular outlines
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- complexity
- irregular shapes
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1959-1970 Aerial view of a level in the Ville Spatiale, demonstrating that there will be plenty of natural light reaching the ground level underneath.
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- complexity
- flexible constructions
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1958-1962 An image of the Ville Spatiale resembling a model where the principle of the polyhedron is applied.
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1958-1962 Detail of a Ville Spatiale where the concept of the Space Chain is integrated.
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- complexity
- Space Chains
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1958-1962 Details of the concept for the Ville Spatiale.
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
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1958-1962 The Ville spatiale at eye level, with a waterfront.
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- complexity
- flexible constructions
- Bridge Towns
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1958-1962 Drawing of all levels under the infrastructure of the concept for the Ville Spatiale.
-principles Ville Spatiale
-complexity
-flexible constructions
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1970-1990 Ville Spatiale with irregular outlines
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- irregular shapes
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1957 Study to incorporate agricultural uses within the urban Ville Spatiale: density and access of natural light.
-principles Ville Spatiale -self reliance
-green city
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1959-1970 Aerial view of a level in the Ville Spatiale, demonstrating that there will be plenty of natural light reaching the ground level underneath.
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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1958-1962 Top: a section of the organization of the layers with access of natural light.
Bottom: levels for circulation and parking
Middle: levels for undetermined floor use. Designed to state that a Ville Spatiale of nine layers can replace the high rise of the financial district in New York.
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1958-1962 Details of the concept for the Ville Spatiale looking up.
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- complexity
- flexible constructions
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1958-1962 Details of the concept for the Ville Spatiale.
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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2006 Variations on the grid structure:
Containers
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
- tetra
hedron Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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2006 Variations on the grid structure:
Containers
-principles Ville Spatiale
- complexity
- flexible constructions
- tetrahedron
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis