• 00:01    |    
    Initial Credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Introduction: Contents of the Conference
  • 01:10    |    
    An Architectural Dream
    • Start of the Dream
    • Aerial and Geographical View of Los Angeles
  • 03:51    |    
    Difficulties of Automobile Urbanization
    • Design of Malls: Division of Use
    • Time Spent in Traffic
    • Urban Landscape
    • Modification of Street Configuration
    • Architectural development in Pasadena
      • City Plan
      • Pasadena in 1975
      • Urban Density
  • 09:58    |    
    Urbanization of Colorado
    • Peripheries
    • New Urban Density Plan
  • 12:15    |    
    Improving Urban Density
    • Urban Density Designs
    • Tridimensional Explanation of Urban Units
  • 14:48    |    
    Description of Mission Meridian
    • LA Public Transportation System
    • Reasons for Choosing this Project
      • Historical Significance of Mission Meridian
      • Major Development in the 1970's
      • Opposition to the Development of Freeway 73
  • 19:05    |    
    Mission Meridian Project
    • The Work of a Conventional Development
    • Their New Development Idea
    • Variety of Urban Densities
    • Plan of Mission Meridian: Interlinked Courts
    • Description of Courts
    • Market Information of the Project
    • Architecture Inspired by the Surroundings
    • Different Residential and Commercial Parking Access
  • 25:25    |    
    Types of Architectural Designs in Mission Meridian
    • Brick Buildings
    • Quadruple Units
    • Location of Big Trees
    • Single Homes
    • Buildings Near the Train Railway
    • Entrance of the Courts
    • Lofts
    • Balconies
    • Improving Home Value
    • View of Courts
    • Parking Access
    • Modification of the Alley
  • 30:21    |    
    • Why LA people like to live near the place they work?
    • Do you think that these new ideas will fit with contemporary architecture?
    • How do you relate profit with architecture design?
    • How can you convince people to move back into the city if they can buy better homes in the suburbs?
    • How do you develop an architectural design in suburbs that don't have context?
    • How can an architectural design provide security? Was security an issue in Mission Meridian?
    • Do you believe that urban density has to vary within a city?
  • 44:36    |    
    Final Words
  • 44:47    |    
    Final Credits

Architectural Densities and New Urbanism

New Media  | 10 de febrero de 2006  | Vistas: 3067

About this video

Architect Jean-Maurice Moulène, discusses the theory and practice of new urbanism as well as his firm’s recent projects. He begins by looking at earlier urban and architectural trends, in which automobiles played a central role. A series of photographs traces the changing face of the city of Pasadena, California from the 1930s to today. Moulène uses different projects to illustrate the importance of a development’s relationship with and access to the public realm and its surroundings. He goes on to discuss urban density and different types of housing, including mews, townhouses, courts, villas, and towers. Finally, Moulène describes the Mission Meridian Village in South Pasadena, California. He explains why his firm chose this as one of its projects and gives a thorough “tour” of the buildings and design, which were inspired by the area’s original surroundings. Finally, Moulène answers questions posed by UFM students.


Architectural Densities and New Urbanism
Jean-Maurice Moulène

Milton Friedman Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, February 10, 2006

A New MediaUFM production. Guatemala, February 2006
Camera: Sergio Miranda; digital editing: Jorge Samayoa; index: Christiaan Ketelaar; publication: Pedro David España


Jean-Maurice Moulène is a French architect. He is a university professor…