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Space is the Machine: A Configurational Theory of Architecture Bill Hillier

Space is the Machine: A Configurational Theory of Architecture

Bill Hillier

Published 2007
ISBN : 9780955622403
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355 pages
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Le Corbusier said: A house is a machine for living in. Today, this functionalism is held responsible for the failures of modernist architecture. Many architectural theorists abandoned functionalism, and with it the idea that buildings and citiesMoreLe Corbusier said: A house is a machine for living in. Today, this functionalism is held responsible for the failures of modernist architecture. Many architectural theorists abandoned functionalism, and with it the idea that buildings and cities could work well or badly for people. But if architecture can be wrong it can also be right. In this ground-breaking study, Bill Hillier shows that it is the patterns of space created by buildings that are the key to how buildings and cities work for people, opening up a whole new debate in the architectural arena.