AXES

 

 

 

"Human Axes": 

1- Urban axes and axes on the geographical scale,

but always on the human scale.

2- The fake axes.

3- The Linear City and the Vectors.

 

Note also the different north-south orientations,

and the different dimensions between the axes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 - THE "FAKE" AXES:

 

 

The Brasilia Plan, Lúcio Costa, 1956-1960

Brasilia, "false" axis:

- an axis also invisible to human sight, on the ground.

- an axis out of human scale:  it's not an axis, it's a highway!

 

 

... In other words, the Brasilia axis is like the Nazca Lines or a runway for planes:

 

 

Another false axis: a simple road is not an axis, of course.

 

 

Another false axis: a whichever commercial strip is not automatically an axis: there is yet not something.

 

 

The Chandigarh Plan, Le Corbusier, 1952-1965

Another false axis: the Chandigarh axis is just a road, not a real axis.

In the end: an axis good for machines is not an Axis good for Men.

 

 

The "Nuovo Corviale" in Rome, by Mario Fiorentino architect, 1975-1984

Another false axis: a one-kilometer residential building immersed in an urban nothingness, ie related with the nothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

... But the real axis' evolution is the Line, it's the Vector, it's "The Snake"

by Le Corbusier and later by Luigi Pellegrin:

 

3 - THE VECTORS:

 

 

The Linear City:

"The Obus Plan" for Algiers, Le Corbusier, 1930

 
 

The Vectors on the geographical scale:

"The Snake Habitat", Luigi Pellegrin, 1970

 
 

The Vectors on the urban scale:

"Sistema Territoriale", Cesare Rocchi, 2016

T  H  E     M  A  R  I  N  D  U  C  T

THE MARINE WATER AQUEDUCT

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D  E  E  P     B  L  U  E

SEAWATER  FOR  OVER  200,000 POOLS OF

L  O  S     A  N  G  E  L  E  S

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D    U    N    E    S

THE MARINDUCT OASIS SYSTEM

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T H E   P E N S I L E   P O O L S

BY BRIDGE-POOLS

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THE ROLLER COASTER OF STAIRS

A  LABYRINTH OF STAIRS

FOR SEAWATER FUN PARKS

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S T A I R S   I N   T H E   W A T E R

A SEAWATER SPORTING & FUN PARK

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T H E   N A U T I L U S

A VILLAGE IN THE DESERT

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T H E   B L U E   S H E L L

A HOME WITH SAND SHIELD

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T H E   Z E B R A S

CHAIRS & TABLES

IN POLYCARBONATE & ALUMINIUM TUBES

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is on line since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation strarting from 2012, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva detto il Pivapao, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi,  and last but not least Ahmed Elgazzar.   M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

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