Analysis Of Utopia By Thomas More

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The idea of Utopia came about through Thomas More’s Utopia. More’s idea of his utopia society is where there is no class, everyone is of the same level and wears the same clothes except to distinguish between male and female. Everybody look the same, act the same and just practically doing the same thing everyday without any freedom to do things they want to or they would probably never wish to as they are expose to the outside world just in their own Utopia society. Furthermore, the housing and chores or jobs for all individuals or families are the same too plus politics which is practically banned in this Utopian society.
Modernists rational utopia rested on the idea that mechanisation could improve daily life and transform the products
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Made of concrete and is bulky and the exposed reinforced concrete is decaying as well.
Another one of Corbusier’s building the Unite d’ Habitation, as mentioned earlier is an all in one building but in this point of argument this author argues that no memories are created when inhabitants are stuck in that cold, bulky concrete building (Figure 1.2 & 1.3) as everyone is living in the same manner without an identity or tradition of their own. Traditions of each inhabitant are being robbed away or fading away due to the way their own home was designed. It was pre-designed for them without them having a say. Figure 1.4 : Sectional elevation of two units of apartment in Unite d’ Habitation as shown is identical to each
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Figure 1.8 : Floor plan of a unit in Unite d’ Habitation.
The planning is rigid and the spaces are designed in such a way that no matter how you refurbish it, it still will be almost like the original layout. They do not get to decide where they want their kitchen or toilet to be. It was all decided for them. Is this not forcing them to live in the way that Corbusier programmed for them? Where is their freedom to choose as well as their civil rights? Architecture should adapt to people’s needs not the other way round. There is no room for people to make choices or decisions. Figure 1.9 : Children’s bedroom divided by sliding door. Notice how narrow the space is and imagine all units looking the same. It does not look or feel like a children’s bedroom at

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