martedì 2 novembre 2010

Straight line in architecture

Ville Savoye, Le Corbusier

The use of straight lines in architecture is typical of the Rationalist Movement in the '900. The composition of the buildings is based on primary and regular geometric solids: cube and cuboid. Le Corbusier is one of the greatest exponents of this design. He is also inspired by urban development organization by the Romans, who developed the town around straight streets. In fact, he writes: "The Romans were enlightened legislators, great colonizers, skilled entrepreneurs. Pick a place to settle in a river, drawn with line and square the typical plant of the city straight. They wanted that the city had a pattern clear, orderly, very neat, they wanted to orient and drive the best. The straight line expresses very well the severe nature of the Roman Empire. "

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