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Making the Problem Go Away

Making the Problem Go Away
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Method 1: Restore to the original In many unwanted or unforeseen situations, the ideal solution is to return the status of something to how it was before the problem existed. Let’s not b talking about geopolitics or the state of the planet. Let’s think small. Laser treatment can be used to remove a tattoo that’s […]

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Ch. 2, pp.70–78

Ch. 2, pp.70–78
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• • •  3 Isolated Housing Mulhouse worker housing city This English thinking with respect to worker housing was soon reflected in France. The problem of worker housing was not confined to England but, as outlined in Nakano, Takashi [?, 隆生] ’s “Residents of Prague” p.12, was also a major important problem in Paris, Berlin, Vienna and […]

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Ch.2, pp.66–70

Ch.2, pp.66–70
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In architecture schools we talk a lot about public space and private space and occasionally and with less certainty about semi-public space because the existence of semi-public space implies the existence of a semi-private space. Here we begin to come unstuck. Are they both names for the same kind of transitional space or do they […]

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Ch. 2, pp.58–66

Ch. 2, pp.58–66
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* * * Chapter 2: Worker Housing 1 Albert Cottage A model for the world’s first worker housing The Great Exhibition held in London in 1851 in the glass and iron Crystal Palace designed by Joseph Paxton (1801–1865). A house designed by Henry Roberts (1803–1876) as new model for worker housing was one of the […]

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Ch. 1, pp.46–55

Ch. 1, pp.46–55
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* * * 1.4 Settlements Survey II – Houses with “thresholds” “Thresholds” are in the gap between two realms ”Thresholds” are in-between the large community that is the polis and the small community that is the house (oikos), and have the role of mediating between the two so the community that is the house (oikos) is […]

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Ch. 1 pp.35–46

Ch. 1 pp.35–46
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* * * 1.3 Settlements Survey I – The appearance of the outside Settlements were part of the topography I participated in a survey of settlements conducted from 1973 by Hiroshi Hara’s studio in the Institute of Industrial Science at Tokyo University. This survey was continuous field work to survey settlements and their housing in various […]

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Ch. 1, pp. 23-35

Ch. 1, pp. 23-35
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* * * 2 The spatial structure of polis and the spatial concept of “threshold” The “threshold connects and at the same time separates The “no-man’s-land” space was a space not only characteristic of Ancient Greece but, when thinking about urban space, is a universal concept. The word we use for spaces such as this […]

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Man and Machine

Man and Machine
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Excavators are like musical instruments in that they remain inanimate objects unless there’s someone who can access their potential. However, unlike most musical instruments, excavators have engines to move the vehicle and operate the hydraulics to enable a number of tasks. the core one of which is excavating – the shifting of soil or rock from […]

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Ch. 1, pp. 18-23

Ch. 1, pp. 18-23
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* * * “Privacy” has the meaning of “separated“ Many polis were colonies and their townscapes were planned as grids and, even if there were occasional variations due to topography or other special circumstances. (Benevolo [ref. History of the City 1, p.107]), all colony cities were fundamentally grids because it was necessary for the “urban […]

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Ch. 1, pp.14–17

Ch. 1,  pp.14–17
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* * * Chapter 1: “Threshold” as a spatial concept 1.1 What is “no-man’s-land”?1.2 The spatial structure of polis and the spatial concept of “gap” 1.3 Town and Village Survey I – The appearance of the outside1.4 Town and Village Survey II – Housing with a “threshhold” • • •  Chapter 1: “Threshold” as a spatial concept A puzzling […]

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Career Case Study #13: Ludwig Leo

Career Case Study #13: Ludwig Leo
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I found one mention of Leo having enrolled in an engineering course and, since he graduated from the University of Arts when he was 30, it could have been anything from a foundation course to a first degree. In 1956, two years after graduating from the University of Arts, he opened an office (in his […]