Utopian Architecture Vs Modern Architecture

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Modern architecture or modernist architecture is a term applied to an overarching movement, with its exact definition and scope varying widely. The term is often applied to modernist movements at the turn of the 20th century, with efforts to reconcile the principles underlying architectural design with rapid technological advancement and the modernization of society. It would take the form of numerous movements, schools of design, and architectural styles, some in tension with one another, and often equally defying such classification. The concept of modernism is a central theme in the efforts of 20th century modern architecture. Gaining global popularity especially after the Second World War, architectural modernism was adopted by many…show more content…
Modern architects were trying to create to improve people’s living quality and a better society or community however none of the utopia city was successfully built or still remain until now. The word utopia was coined by Sir Thomas More from the Greek language for his 1516 book Utopia (in Latin), describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities (Anon., n.d.). Hence, in this essay I’m going to prove that modern architecture often failed to achieve utopia because it alienated the society it was designing for with analysis of buildings.

The main reason why Utopian City failed because lost of freedom. Utopia city was created by architect, means that architect can draw anything he imagined or anything he wanted to make a perfect community and city. Hence, the architect must have imagined how people will live in “his” designed city. It takes away their freedom indirectly. People lost freedom as they can’t live in the way they wanted. Freedom refers to no exceeding restrictions and an opportunity to exercise own rights and powers. In my opinion, people have the right to live the way they wanted to live or do things they like, and not living in the way which were created by someone. If all of us are living in a particular way, we are not living for ourselves we are living for someone. We have
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Unité d'habitation was built like a city inside a building; everything needed is provided, however it leads to the alienation between the residents in Unité d'habitation with society and people outside the Unité d'habitation. Residents in the Unité d'habitation are like obeying rules to live in their apartments. The living room is only for watching television, or reading news, and bedrooms are only for sleeping. In comparing to the style most people live nowadays, they love to eat or watch television in their bedroom, do works on the dining table or sleep on the couch in living

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