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Historical Paradigms of Architects Le Corbusier and Anthony Almeida on Modern Architecture and City Planning with an Overview of Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 323-331

Keywords : Anthony Almeida; City planning; Le Corbusier; Modern architecture;

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Abstract

This paper presents wide range of knowledge from Architects Le Corbusier and Anthony Almeida on modern architecture and city planning from historical paradigms to modern history of our time. It traces disconnections and dis-functions of cities and highlight various concepts of city architecture and planning. Literature review was a major research method deployed in this study plus field case studies. It analyses the extent at which transport systems have destroyed cities and how they have been used as planning tool to modern cities such Paris. The research further analyze Le Corbusier's five building design principles, namely open building plans; buildings elevated from the ground by the use of concrete columns (pilotis) to allow integration of nature with building structure; free façades; horizontal windows with the use of shading devices (brise-soleil) and roof terrace (gardens). Found out that these five design principles were used by Architect Almeida to design most of building projects commissioned to him in Dar es Salaam – Tanzania. Further observed, that building users do not necessarily appreciate functional spaces designed by Architect. The paper concludes that functional modern cities must be a product from both architecture and spatial planning knowledge.

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