It has definitely made me want to read more on the topic. No stranger to the construction of monuments to his ego, he would feel comfortable alongside the works of Gehry and Koolhaus that La Cecla so detests. Para quê implicar com eles? These commentaries on the works of past and present masters of urban and landscape will take an important place in continued public discourse for years to come. Questo trovo spazio soprattutto nella prima parte, meno nella seconda che per me funziona peggio. Also worth noting here is that Piano is no stranger to the type of architecture La Cecla rails against so maniacally in the first chapter.
In the space of 27 pages, the misplaced ethic that has lead to the decline of modern architecture is blamed on magazines, the fashion industry, corporations, personal branding, casino capitalism and shopping. In addition he has created several documentaries, one of which, In Altro Mare In Another Sea won the Best Coastal Culture Film award at the 2010 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. The model that was eventually implemented was not in the spirit and way of living of Catalan, nor with its vitality. Urban planning and development has become increasingly inadequate in response to the daily realities of life in our cities. Recounting his travels across the globe, La Cecla provides insights to aid in resisting the planners and to find the spirit of a place. He has taught anthropology in many European and Italian cities such as Palermo, Venice, Verona, Paris, and Barcelona.
This is the most sensible of his arguments in the later parts of Against Architecture. A new urban science is required which can, first of all, guarantee a civil, dignified life for all—urban development which ensures the right to a humane mode of daily living, which has been and still is completely ignored. Review To tell the truth, Franco La Cecla is not wrong. To decry the loss of civic participation and the increase in social isolation worldwide is one thing, but to lay the decline of world culture at the feet of a few overexposed architects is wildly off base. Against Architectureconcludes with a vitality of impetus. The community rioted as a result, burning cars by the thousands and getting themselves arrested by the hundreds. Summary With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the archistars.
It is the reason why I refused many projects, because, I am luckyand I can choose. Si le propos n'est pas d'une originalité folle il reste quand même très pertinent. É como um diário de bordo no qual ele vai conectando temas aparentemente divergentes ou em polos opostos, mas que vão criando argumentos a favor da sua posição em relação à arquitetura Começando pelo mega realismo de Rem Koolhaas e pelo seu branding ArchiPrada, criticados duramente neste livro, pelo aproveitamento dos O. He is currently in production with Radiotelevisione Italiana on a series based on Against Architecture. He uses as his case study the aforementioned Parisian suburban riots, sparked after the accidental deaths of two teenage Franco-African immigrants that were being chased by an overzealous police force. O modelo que acabou por ser implementado não foi ao encontro do espírito, da forma de habitar, nem da vitalidade catalã. Unfortunately La Cecla is all too eager to engage in flights of intellectual fantasy.
Any project prepared by an architect is consequent, and the spectrum of their action is almost immeasurable. These commentaries on the works of past and present masters of urban and landscape will take an important place in continued public discourse for years to come. Recounting his travels across the globe, La Cecla provides insights to aid in resisting the planners and to find the spirit of a place. Against Architecture: A Review by Peter S. More than a diatribe against the trade for which he trained, Franco La Cecla issues a call to rethink urban space, to take our cities back from what he calls Casino Capitalism, which has left a string of failed urban projects, from the Sagrera of Barcelona to the expansion of Columbia University in New York City. Headquarters writing: Rua Fernando Assis Pacheco, 207, 1350-300 Lisboa.
Human, economic, ethnic, and environmental factors are systematically overlooked in city planning and housing development, and anachronistic, sterile, and formalistic architecture almost invariably prevails. So there is little reference to youth practices of architecture that are currently being developed, which eventually will be more radical than those of renowned architects referred to by the author. Franco La Cecla Saturday, November 26 2011 09:32 am Born in Palermo in 1950, Franco La Cecla is a renowned anthropologist and architect. Se esta nova disciplina for a real praxis da arquitetura, quer dizer que esta deu um passo à retaguarda, e colocou a mão na consciência, voltando a ser uma forma de projetar o futuro com todos e para todos. Nota a margine: non leggevo La Cecla da un po' e a mio avviso siamo purtroppo lontani dalla freschezza, lucidità e originalità e non da ultimo anche dallo spirito antropologico in senso stretto di libri che ho molto amato come Mente Locale, Perdersi e Il Malinteso.
There is too much building, sometimes only to put a signature, a stamp on a spot, without any worry about the people who are going to live there. It makes for a maddening read. There is too much building, sometimes only to put a signature, a stamp on a spot, without any worry about the people who are going to live there. On the whole, though, I still finished the book because it has a few really nicely expressed, although hardly original, passages on the usurpation of public space. These commentaries on the works of past and present masters of urban and landscape will take an important place in continued public discourse for years to come. He finds hope and some surprising answers in the 2006 uprisings in the Parisian suburbs and in wandering the streets of San Francisco.
Directors: Filipa Ramalhete and João Caria Lopes. It is tour de force in paranoia over thought. On the whole, though, I still finished the book because it has a few really nicely expressed, although hardly original, passages on the usurpation of public space. Property of Cooperativa de Ensino Universitário - Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. So, no, this ranty little tome I picked up at the anarchist bookfair was not quite the intro to politically-conscious architectural criticism that I wanted or expected. According to the renowned anthropologist and archi architect Franco La Cecla, modern architecture has lost its way and its true function. Urban planners and developers, however, are still prisoners of an obsolete vision of passivity which betrays actual city needs and demands.