Archinect - But I Digress... 2014-10-30T08:40:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/48725304/here-s-to-looking-at-you-neighbor Here's to looking at you...neighbor Tyler Kvochick 2012-05-17T01:01:01-04:00 >2012-05-28T03:37:06-04:00 <p> If the conditions that address contemporary architectural practice are asking "How do we live in the largest and most complex cities that have ever existed?&rdquo;, architecture&rsquo;s apparent answer is &ldquo;We stare at each other from a thousand yards distant in our well-lit living rooms.&rdquo;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jt/jtso2csn8vkdzpl8.jpg" title=""><br> A progressive field like architecture would ostensibly look to its precedents faced with similar predicaments and critically adapt those techniques that have proven successful. Though the motivations for contemporary ultra-urbanization are nascent, the condition is similar to that addressed by functionalist plans like Corbusier&rsquo;s Plan Voisin, which sought to address a perceived problem with Paris&rsquo;s roots in medieval planning by plowing under depressed neighborhoods to make way for cruciform towers that provided light and air for all. Another Corb project, the Unit&eacute; continued this interest through the use of double-loaded corridors in plan and section to allow cross-ventilation and a double engagement wit...</p>