Le Plan Voisin Le Corbusier, also works around the traffic and he designed the urban tissue with major importance for traffic flows. A large financial operation resembling that of Haussmann but on a much larger scale, would bring to the city the enormous financial benefits remember Haussmann built houses with six floors instead of six floors houses, and that today we can build houses with sixty or twelve floors instead of six floors.
Public space is made up of roads and public places. The road is composed of different types of roads main, secondary, boulevards, avenues, shopping These configurations are unique and must be understood. The evidence of the city, it is first the street. The street is a simple and continuous structure that allows to move and to have an address. Ordinary street, represents most of the territories of the city. A street is regarded as such it serves built parcels. This is a major public space. The evidence of the Rue due to this double feature: the course and support the building.
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Street ordered the frame and directs the course of the plot, it is regulated. The Haussmann rule where the pavement is the circulation associated parking. To form the street, the pavement is associated with sidewalks. For car traffic, so do not go below 3.
For a double track, you have a higher floor than 5 meters. In the development of the road, you have several choices to make: width of the roadway one-sided, dual circulation, parking, The buildings and roads thinks the same time. Since Haussmann in Paris has three street calibrations: 12, 15 and 18 meters. They are thus differentiated boulevards. Urban policies are important because they determine lifestyles. There is a logical layout shops generated by the flow of the streets. There is a role that the city should exercise: to connect public spaces, universities, hospitals and all major facilities throughout the city.
There is a one perspective on some public buildings, important places The avenues connecting the main points them in the same way as the boulevards connect them in a circular manner. The streets become places for walks and entertainment. The square is a socially identified place. This is an exception in the urban fabric, a vacuum, an air and sunshine outlet. It is important because it plays a symbolic role, collectively acknowledged and a role highlighted monuments and public buildings. We are in a functional approach to the city, the place becomes junction. We are dealing with urban objects that have a vocation.
Each axis to its parking regulations, depending on its typology. The block is surrounded by various types of road and parking regulations. The urban tissue is hierarchical, as can be seen with these two views, the Italian Boulevard and Rue de Gramont, they consist of a pedestrian traffic and car traffic. The road consists of 2 x 2 lanes in both directions, with a an extra lane next to the parking lot and the other one lane for buses. The street is one-way, symmetrical double sidewalk. The road consists of a single wide lane and a parking lane.
The pedestrian is struck dead. And with that, the flow does not circulate. The second, to give the heavyweights a particular traffic bed. The lanes endless trap pedestrian in inhumane perspectives. He is lost, suffocated. Indeed, the streets that structure the city are endless. Straight, they form an infinite urban mesh. Traditional street is banished in favor of a distribution of traffic levels. The main artery of high traffic had to be meters wide and equipped with a racetrack, a kind of urban highway to cross Paris from side to side.
Modern street is a new body plant species in length, ventilated warehouse complex multiple organs. There are three kinds of blocks, one below the other: in the lower level, trucks, at the ground floor of buildings, multiple system and sensitive normal streets. And North-South and East-West, forming the two axes of the city, crossing the racetracks for fast traffic, are drawn on large concrete bridges and are connected by crawling in normal streets. The two architects see the traffic space differently. Haussmann offers spaces that combine: pedestrians, cars and public transport, while Le Corbusier separates the stream.
A boulevard in Paris measures between 12 st 18m while Le Corbusier offers for its major axis, a scale 10 times larger. The parcel organization induces the form of circulation space but also public spaces such as sidewalks, squares and parks of the city. Streets and boulevards in Paris are directly linked to the bati, Association at while in the Plan Voisin traffic connects neighborhoods, parcels; the route of the city is different. We can also talk views in Paris streets and boulevards being anarchic, offer a persective on the frame, boulevards often overlook historic buildings or squares.
While for the major axis of the Plan Voisin perspective is infinite. This has a shape which approximates the triangle. The parcel is recut into 10 plots. The 2e arrondissement is distinguished by the particularly high density, which highlights its membership in the Parisian business center. Urban island is considered historic building, it is in the old heart of the city. The building evolves with the elevator. The upper floors are indented with terraces in the early 20th century.
Construction system: Majority masonry sections with wood as possible. Operations to gender was controlled by private. The position on the plot is in alignment of the street and mitoyen. Chacune bati facades is mainly dedicated to the public on the ground floor, shops, restaurants, cafes So it seemed interesting to look at these buildings, why and how they were built.
And also to admire the details, such as their overall effect. The new means of transport, sawing and lifting on construction sites now allow use for residential buildings, appliances reserved until monuments. In addition, specific rules on the heights of the floors to the width of the track mean that, from one building to another and sometimes across the street, balconies lines are continuous. The block consists of several adjoining buildings. For a light intake, the center of the block consists of inner courtyard which skylight.
Monumental facade in stone richly carved floral decorations. The monumental character is accentuated by the treatment of angle rotunda and elevation that takes full advantage of the regulation, the facade comes alive from the fifth floor of a loggia topped cantilevered three-story additional arranged in tiers. If the carved decoration retains an exuberant appearance late XIX, railings, pulling abstraction, look to Art Deco. All built remarkable enrolling in historical sequences Parisian Grands Boulevards.
Stone facades marrying the corner of rue de Gramont and using many references of the Louis XVI style railings, consoles, garlands and the neoclassical period on a monumental scale permitted by Regulation Together frame remarkable enrolling in historical sequences Great Parisian Boulevards. As can be seen, the block in the urban fabric of Le Corbusier no more contributes to the image of the city but public space.
The functions are not mixed into the urban tissue or in the building. Each building at its own function, its own form, scale and design. It is from this principle we thus find two types of block orange: office and blue: residential. Aside from the separation of these two categories the built is identical for all residential and business for all buildings. Better is allow three million people to live together. The current density of the inner cities is paradoxically too strong for Le Corbusier.
Paradoxically, however, proposing a new type of group housing, it still intends to densify, while freeing soil must be restored to pedestrians. The closed-cell subdivision has dimensions of mx m. The facades turn their back on the Rue and open onto huge parks. Carmona has effectively set his life against the background of nineteenth-century European society.
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A plebiscite in November overwhelmingly approved Napoleon's assumption of the throne, and he soon began searching for a new prefect of the Seine to carry out his Paris reconstruction program. The emperor's minister of the interior, Victor de Persigny , interviewed the prefects of Rouen, Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Bordeaux for the Paris post.
In his memoirs, he described his interview with Haussmann:. It was a strange thing, but it was less his talents and his remarkable intelligence that appealed to me, but the defects in his character. I had in front of me one of the most extraordinary men of our time; big, strong, vigorous, energetic, and at the same time clever and devious, with a spirit full of resources.
This audacious man wasn't afraid to show who he was. He told me all of his accomplishments during his administrative career, leaving out nothing; he could have talked for six hours without a break, since it was his favourite subject, himself. I wasn't at all displeased. It seemed to me that he was exactly the man I needed to fight against the ideas and prejudices of a whole school of economics, against devious people and skeptics coming from the Stock Market, against those who were not very scrupulous about their methods; he was just the man.
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Whereas a gentleman of the most elevated spirit, cleverness, with the most straight and noble character, would inevitably fail, this vigorous athlete I told him about the Paris works and offered to put him in charge. Persigny sent him to Napoleon III with the recommendation that he was exactly the man needed to carry out his renewal plans for Paris. Napoleon made him prefect of the Seine on 22 June , and on 29 June, the emperor gave him the mission of making the city healthier, less congested and grander.
Haussmann held this post until Napoleon III and Haussmann launched a series of enormous public works projects in Paris, hiring tens of thousands of workers to improve the sanitation, water supply and traffic circulation of the city. Napoleon III installed a huge map of Paris in his office, marked with coloured lines where he wanted new boulevards to be. He and Haussmann met almost every day to discuss the projects and overcome the enormous obstacles and opposition they faced as they built the new Paris.
The population of Paris had doubled since , with no increase in its area. To accommodate the growing population and those who would be forced from the centre by the new boulevards and squares Napoleon III planned to build, he issued a decree annexing eleven surrounding communes, and increasing the number of arrondissements from twelve to twenty, which enlarged the city to its modern boundaries. For the nearly two decades of Napoleon III's reign, and for a decade afterwards, most of Paris was an enormous construction site. These two works increased the water supply of Paris from 87, to , cubic metres of water a day.
He completely rebuilt the Paris sewers, and installed miles of pipes to distribute gas for thousands of new streetlights along the Paris streets. Beginning in , in the centre of the city, Haussmann's workers tore down hundreds of old buildings and cut eighty kilometres of new avenues, connecting the central points of the city. Buildings along these avenues were required to be the same height and in a similar style, and to be faced with cream-coloured stone, creating the uniform look of Paris boulevards.
Victor Hugo mentioned that it was hardly possible to distinguish what the house in front of you was for: theatre, shop or library. Haussmann managed to rebuild the city in 17 years.
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The signature architectural landmark was the Paris Opera , the largest theatre in the world, designed by Charles Garnier , crowning the center of Napoleon III's new Paris. When the Empress Eugenie saw the model of the opera house, and asked the architect what the style was, Garnier said simply, "Napoleon the Third. Napoleon III also wanted to build new parks and gardens for the recreation and relaxation of the Parisians, particularly those in the new neighbourhoods of the expanding city. Napoleon III's new parks were inspired by his memories of the parks in London, especially Hyde Park , where he had strolled and promenaded in a carriage while in exile; but he wanted to build on a much larger scale.
Working with Haussmann and Jean-Charles Alphand , the engineer who headed the new Service of Promenades and Plantations, he laid out a plan for four major parks at the cardinal points of the compass around the city. Thousands of workers and gardeners began to dig lakes, build cascades, plant lawns, flowerbeds, trees, and construct chalets and grottoes. In addition to building the four large parks, Haussmann had the city's older parks, including Parc Monceau , formerly owned by the Orleans family, and the Jardin du Luxembourg , refurbished and replanted.
He also created some twenty small parks and gardens in the neighbourhoods, as miniature versions of his large parks. Alphand termed these small parks "green and flowering salons. The parks were an immediate success with all classes of Parisians. To thank Haussmann for his work, Napoleon III proposed in to make Haussmann a member of the French Senate and to give him an honorary title, as he had done for some of his generals.
This use of baron , however, was not officially sanctioned, and he remained, legally, Monsieur Haussmann. During the first half of the reign of Napoleon III, the French legislature had very little real power; all decisions were made by the Emperor. Beginning in , however, Napoleon decided to liberalise the Empire and give the legislators real power. The members of the opposition in the parliament increasingly aimed their criticism of Napoleon III at Haussmann, criticising his spending and his high-handed attitude toward the parliament.
The cost of the reconstruction projects was also rising rapidly. In December the Council of State ruled that a property owner whose land was expropriated could retain the land that was not specifically needed for the street, greatly increasing the cost of expropriation. Property owners also became much more clever in claiming higher payments for their buildings, often by creating sham shops and businesses within their buildings. The cost of expropriations jumped from 70 million francs for the first projects to about million francs for the second wave of projects.
In , the Cour des Comptes, which oversaw the finances of the Empire, ruled that the Caisses des Grands Travaux was operating illegally by making "disguised loans" to private companies.
The court ruled that such loans had to be approved by the parliament. The parliament was asked to approve a loan of millions francs in , and another million francs in