The crises affecting contemporary global society underline the need for a design reflection. The study presents an interpretation of the work of the architect Pierre Jeanneret for the government houses in Chandigarh. These, raised with the function of welcoming many people from various social classes, are the focus of the dissertation, in which, starting from the scale of the neighbourhood, a series of projects have translated climate and culture into tools and materials of the project. Therefore, through the presentation of the individual solutions, the relationships between composition, use of local materials, technique and tradition will be highlighted, outlining a systematic and attentive approach to the specific site, interpreting the place in a modern perspective. Finally, the research presents a reflection on how Pierre Jeanneret’s project for domestic spaces can display a potential actualised approach, in which the needs related to climate and humanitarian crisis can be translated into opportunities for the project. This emphasizes the current difficulty in presenting a systematic design response, for which the development of a design sensitivity such as that presented by Pierre Jeanneret is instead hoped for

Climate and culture as design material: The government houses of Chandigarh by Pierre Jeanneret, a contemporary solution

O. Cardenas Nino;K. Santus
2022

Abstract

The crises affecting contemporary global society underline the need for a design reflection. The study presents an interpretation of the work of the architect Pierre Jeanneret for the government houses in Chandigarh. These, raised with the function of welcoming many people from various social classes, are the focus of the dissertation, in which, starting from the scale of the neighbourhood, a series of projects have translated climate and culture into tools and materials of the project. Therefore, through the presentation of the individual solutions, the relationships between composition, use of local materials, technique and tradition will be highlighted, outlining a systematic and attentive approach to the specific site, interpreting the place in a modern perspective. Finally, the research presents a reflection on how Pierre Jeanneret’s project for domestic spaces can display a potential actualised approach, in which the needs related to climate and humanitarian crisis can be translated into opportunities for the project. This emphasizes the current difficulty in presenting a systematic design response, for which the development of a design sensitivity such as that presented by Pierre Jeanneret is instead hoped for
Las crisis que afectan a la sociedad global contemporánea subrayan la necesidad de una reflexión sobre el diseño. El estudio presenta una interpretación de la obra del arquitecto Pierre Jeanneret para las casas gubernamentales de Chandigarh. Éstas, levantadas con la función de acoger a muchas personas de diversas clases sociales, son el centro de la disertación, en la que, partiendo de la escala del barrio, una serie de proyectos han traducido el clima y la cultura en herramientas y materiales del proyecto. Por lo tanto, a través de la presentación de las soluciones individuales, se pondrán de relieve las relaciones entre la composición, el uso de materiales locales, la técnica y la tradición, esbozando un enfoque sistemático y atento al sitio específico, interpretando el lugar en una perspectiva moderna. Por último, la investigación presenta una reflexión sobre cómo el proyecto de Pierre Jeanneret para los espacios domésticos puede mostrar un enfoque potencialmente actualizado, en el que las necesidades relacionadas con la crisis climática y humanitaria pueden traducirse en oportunidades para el proyecto. Esto pone de relieve la dificultad actual de presentar una respuesta de diseño sistemática, para la que se espera, en cambio, el desarrollo de una sensibilidad de diseño como la que presenta Pierre Jeanneret.
Pierre Jeanneret; Chandigarh; Climate; Housing; Fragility
Pierre Jeanneret; Chandigarh; Clima; Vivienda; Fragilidad
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