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Posted by quantum 6-07-2017, 13:43


Re-scaling The Environment : New Landscapes Of Design, 1960-1980

by Akos Moravanszky, Karl R. Kegler


Re-scaling The Environment : New Landscapes Of Design, 1960-1980


From 1960–1980, both eastern and western Europe experienced a construction boom of new dimensions. Cybernetics, the science of planning, and sociology, as well as the new possibilities offered by technology and production, paved the way to large-scale processes and systems in architecture and urban design, which favored technocratic and utopian concepts. Increasingly, architects and planners saw themselves as designers of comprehensive infrastructure and mega-structures in a technology-focused world.

The authors assesses these developments on the back of a knowledge transfer between East and West. It confirms a change in attitude that can still be felt today – recession, social changes, and environmental problems led to criticism of the then contemporary concepts of modernity.

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