Architecture for a Changing World by James Steele

By James Steele

Contemporary social, political and environmental upheavals have had a two-fold impact at the outfitted setting in 3rd global international locations. they've got destroyed the normal cultural constitution in rural components, which has ended in homelessness and the marginalization of whole groups, and large-scale urbanization has develop into a robust phenomenon of which the Islamic global is particularly a lot an element. Such worldwide alterations have had a dramatic influence at the jury for the Aga Khan Award for structure, whose choices for 1992 are provided the following. The tasks chosen this 12 months, which handle matters correct to either the constructing and constructed global, are economically sustainable, humanistic recommendations to tough difficulties, and generate a brand new architectural language. they supply a worthy perception into an alternate layout process for either rural and concrete environments. Essays through Suha Ozkan of the Aga Khan Award for structure, Mohammed Arkoun, Professor of Islamic notion on the Sorbonne,Paris, and Arif Hasan, Pakistani architect and planner, position the tasks in the context of the foremost social transition now underway, and a piece of writing by way of the overdue Hassan Fathy on Contemporaneity within the urban offers a ancient standpoint. each one award-winning venture is defined intimately by way of Charles Moore and Selma al-Radi, and they're relatively reviewed by means of James Steele, and a quick heritage of Samarkand, the place the awards have been provided, completes this quantity.

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Sa modernité la différencie des maisons traditionnelles du village environnant. Mais les matériaux et les techniques locaux utilisés dans sa construction, et qui d' ailleurs s'adaptent facilement aux éléments architecturaux modernes, la rapprochent d'elles. Les matériaux et la conception de cette demeure sont dépourvus de tout ornement ou fioriture, d'où son aspect austère La résidence s'intègre parfaitement dans son environnement, invitant ses utilisateurs [ses habitants ] non seulement à contempler le paysage, mais aussi à s'imprégner de toute beauté environnante par le simple usage de ses parties externes et semi externes.

C'est en fin de compte un logement d'une superficie modeste pour fêter la nature et la contempler Two Turkish brothers, Selman and Suha Bilal, wanted to build a house on Turkey’s north Aegean coast as a place to spend weekends in a spot where they could find beauty, tranquillity and seclusion without travelling long distances from their homes in Istanbul. They approached Turkish architect Han Tümertekin, who conceived the idea of creating a refuge for these two widely travelled urbanite ‘nomads’, as he describes them, whose relationship to place is transitory and who seek privacy in the openness of spectacular landscapes.

The pure rectangular mass of the house sits on an open terraced site, unmistakably modern and separate from the traditional houses of the surrounding village, but respecting and allying itself with those houses through its use of traditional local materials and techniques. These are combined with contemporary architectural elements with utter simplicity. The materials and structure are expressed openly and left unadorned to create a house of resonant austerity. The house opens itself to its surroundings and encourages its users not only to observe the landscape but also to immerse themselves in nature through the use of semi-external and external parts of the accommodation.

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