Alger: Chronique urbaine (French Edition) [J. J Deluz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. DELUZ, Jean-Jacques. Alger: chronique urbaine. Paris: Bouchène, pp. DOKALI, Rachid. Les mosquées de la période turque àAlger. Algiers. Deluz, JeanJacques. Alger: Chronique Urbaine. Paris: Bouchene, ———. L’urbanisme et l’architecture d’Alger. Liège:P. Mardaga and Alger:Office des.
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They also use diverse, varied materials that are becoming more and more common on the national market. They are an eye-catching element that is meant to be looked at. That may explain why in recent years newly constructed buildings in Algeria, whether public or private, display an aesthetic that results in a juxtaposition of all architectural styles. For example, on a single main road you can easily pass by Arabo-Moorish arches and Neoclassical columns and pediments, while also encountering imposing multi-colored glass panels made in a modern style.
It seems that any deliberation about building is most often concentrated on volume and ornamentation without worrying about the built environment. It is as if projects are considered to be isolated in the space they inhabit. The urban dimension becomes secondary, if it is not overshadowed completely.
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With this approach, we slger falling into another form of urban mediocrity: It is enough to visit the few popular ksour sites that are well preserved, such as in the M’zab Valley for example, to be convinced of this truth. They reminded us that the right amount, the right balance, simplicity, and respect for places and socio-environmental conditions are also important criteria for an architectural or urban project.
In his book Alger: The rest is of secondary importance; it is decoration. Harmony is essential, decoration is secondary. The question of harmony arises when we realize that an urban building cannot be understood by itself, it is part of a whole.
It exists along with a street, a neighborhood, and a piece of a city, which it must integrate itself into as best as possible in order to attempt to preserve or strengthen the unity of the whole. The result is a move towards a harmonious composition of urban space.
Can architectural juxtaposition have aesthetic value, or does it always obscure the rest of the urban environment? Original article, originally published in French, here.
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