00:01    |    
Initial credits
00:20    |    
Introduction
02:01    |    
Fossil fuel importance
02:50    |    
Growth and maturity of cities
04:02    |    
Modern building typology
04:25    |    
Guatemalan architecture
05:40    |    
Creation of traditional towns
06:36    |    
Natural evolution of cities
08:56    |    
Disturbance of modern cities
11:15    |    
Return of cities to the past
11:41    |    
Model cities in England
13:49    |    
Polycentric models of development
15:09    |    
Limitation of traditional cities
Effects of modernization
18:10    |    
Geographical limitations
19:23    |    
Traffic modification
20:35    |    
Traditional development
22:07    |    
Social interaction in the cities
23:53    |    
Architectural differentiation
26:42    |    
Importance of urbanity
28:36    |    
Typological variety of buildings
31:05    |    
Village centers
32:25    |    
Architectural uniformity
34:36    |    
Civic building location
36:44    |    
Problems with skyscrapers
38:48    |    
Compliance to traditional towns
39:57    |    
Traditional house development
42:09    |    
Architects' role in design
43:19    |    
Ideas regarding traditional architecture
44:04    |    
Final words
45:54    |    
Final credits



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The Art of Making Places (Part II)

18 de octubre de 2010   | Vistas: 26 |  

In this conference Léon Krier explains the importance of urbanity and the essential artistic elements that compose a traditional city.  He begins by explaining how fossil fuels have affected the design of architecture in big cities and how they are an important element to consider when developing one.  He also explains how cities have evolved through time depending on the situation and the needs each civilization has had.  Krier expresses his thoughts about modern architecture and modern cities and urges to a more romantic style of building by stressing on the importance of traditional architecture and traditional development of cities.  He shows how modern tendencies have modified urbanity and the essential social purposes of cities in today's societies.  Finally, he states the relevance of architects and appeals to them in the transformation that will affect the way people live and interact with others in the future.

See also:
Part I
Part III
Part IV


Léon Krier is architect and urban planner of modern traditional architecture. He studied at Universität Stuttgart, Germany. He was professor…

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