By James Steele

Contemporary social, political and environmental upheavals have had a two-fold impression at the outfitted setting in 3rd international international locations. they've got destroyed the normal cultural constitution in rural parts, which has resulted in homelessness and the marginalization of whole groups, and large-scale urbanization has turn into a robust phenomenon of which the Islamic global is especially a lot an element. Such worldwide alterations have had a dramatic influence at the jury for the Aga Khan Award for structure, whose choices for 1992 are offered the following. The initiatives chosen this 12 months, which handle matters appropriate to either the constructing and built global, are economically sustainable, humanistic ideas to tough difficulties, and generate a brand new architectural language. they supply a useful perception into an alternate layout procedure for either rural and concrete environments. Essays through Suha Ozkan of the Aga Khan Award for structure, Mohammed Arkoun, Professor of Islamic notion on the Sorbonne,Paris, and Arif Hasan, Pakistani architect and planner, position the tasks in the context of the key social transition now underway, and a piece of writing by means of the overdue Hassan Fathy on Contemporaneity within the urban presents a historic viewpoint. every one award-winning undertaking is defined intimately through Charles Moore and Selma al-Radi, and they're relatively reviewed by way of James Steele, and a quick historical past of Samarkand, the place the awards have been awarded, completes this quantity.

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C'est en fin de compte un logement d'une superficie modeste pour fêter la nature et la contempler Two Turkish brothers, Selman and Suha Bilal, wanted to build a house on Turkey’s north Aegean coast as a place to spend weekends in a spot where they could find beauty, tranquillity and seclusion without travelling long distances from their homes in Istanbul. They approached Turkish architect Han Tümertekin, who conceived the idea of creating a refuge for these two widely travelled urbanite ‘nomads’, as he describes them, whose relationship to place is transitory and who seek privacy in the openness of spectacular landscapes.

Sa modernité la différencie des maisons traditionnelles du village environnant. Mais les matériaux et les techniques locaux utilisés dans sa construction, et qui d' ailleurs s'adaptent facilement aux éléments architecturaux modernes, la rapprochent d'elles. Les matériaux et la conception de cette demeure sont dépourvus de tout ornement ou fioriture, d'où son aspect austère La résidence s'intègre parfaitement dans son environnement, invitant ses utilisateurs [ses habitants ] non seulement à contempler le paysage, mais aussi à s'imprégner de toute beauté environnante par le simple usage de ses parties externes et semi externes.

It is a place where a basic shelter becomes a space for the celebration and contemplation of nature.

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