Similarities Between Le Corbusier And Mies Van De Rohe

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Register to read the introduction… Mies van der Rohe established the building as the affiliation to the past, while Corbusier found the evolution of architecture to connect it to the past. Mies van der Rohe was in favor of going back to the building approach to design, which he felt had been replaced with form. He saw architecture as a very simple creation of space to serve only the function of shelter. He thought it was necessary to resort back to this ideology but bring it into play in the new era. “It is mainly our concern to liberate all building activity from aesthetic specialists. And make building again what it always has been. Building.” Le Corbusier defined the correlation of past and present through the evolution of architecture. The present would not exist without prior growth; therefore architecture is a continuation of the past. “We must see to the establishment of standards so we can face up to the problem of perfection. The Parthenon is a product of selection applied to a standard. Architecture works on standards. Standards are a matter of logic, of analysis, of scrupulous study; they are based on a problem well posed. Experimentation fixes the standard …show more content…
Frampton raised Paul Ricoeur’s question of “how to become modern and to return to sources; how to revive an old, dormant civilization and take part in universal civilization.” Frampton argued that critical regionalism should adopt modern architecture qualities but also emphasize the context. In comparing “Regionalism in Architecture,” by Paul Rudolph, and Robert Venturi’s “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture,” it is apparent that both architects aimed to maintain ties to the past and create spaces that function appropriately for the contemporary ideas of culture and society. Their approach to design was distinctly different; however they both accepted the problem of change and continuity. Peter Zumthor set out twenty years later to find architecture because he assumed it was ‘lost’. He stated, “I believe that architecture today needs to reflect on the tasks and possibilities which are inherently its own … Every building is built for a specific use in a specific place and for a specific society.” Both Rudolph, a late-modernist architect, and Venturi, a post-modernist architect, as well as Peter Zumthor years later, strived to solve the problems and limitations of Modernism through contextualism and the inclusion of the current needs of

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