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School of Architecture, Building and Design
Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Architecture)
Theories of Architecture and Urban...
Architect: Le Corbusier
Defined Area: SS15, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Introduction to SS15, Subang Jaya
In the heart of Subang...
like field and garden can be found in SS15 which allow the residences to carry out
their social activities (Diagram 1.4).
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Project1 part1stage2(sohyoushing)
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Project1 part1stage2(sohyoushing)

  1. 1. School of Architecture, Building and Design Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Architecture) Theories of Architecture and Urbanism [ARC2224] Project 1 Theorizing Architecture Part 1 Stage 2 Name: Soh You Shing Student ID: 0308010 Tutor: Dr. Lakshmi Priya Rajendran
  2. 2. Architect: Le Corbusier Defined Area: SS15, Subang Jaya, Selangor Introduction to SS15, Subang Jaya In the heart of Subang Jaya is where SS15 is located, a popular and vibrant commercial and residential area. Diagram 1.0 shows that Subang Square is one of the landmarks in SS15. Banks, cafes and eateries are easily found in SS15 as well. The location of SS15 is very strategic as it is near to the townships of Petaling Jaya and it is surrounded by many amenities. For example, Subang Jaya City Centre in SS16 is just across the street of SS15. Subang Jaya Medical Centre in SS12 is right beside it. The accessibility to SS15 is veru convenient via New Pantai Expressway and Federal Highway. It is near to Shah Alam Highway and North Klang Valley Elevated accesses. The planning of a contemporary city – SS15, Subang Jaya The theory “the planning of a contemporary city” from Le Corbusier can be represented by SS15. The theory focuses on a lot of elements but centralized plan plays the major role as Le Corbusier is famous for its design on centralized plan which has been often contrasted to Frank Lloyd Wright’s decentralized plan. First, in his description of 'A Contemporary City of Three Million Inhabitants' (Corbusier, 1929) he stated "The city of to-day is a dying thing because its planning is not in the proportion of geometrical one fourth. The result of 25 a true geometrical lay-out is repetition. The result of repetition is a standard." This shows that Le Corbusier is a strong supporter of geometry (grid) in planning. SS15 is mapped according to its grid which leads to different zones (Diagram 1.2). With the aid of gridlines, the repetition of the massing forms a perfect form. Next, as Le Corbusier’s centralization theme was strict separation of societal functions, he divided separate zones for workplaces, residences, shopping and entertainment centres. Diagram 1.1 shows the zoning of SS15 is clearly divided, like residential area is on the North and East side of SS15, whereas commercial area is more to the West and centre of SS15. On the other side, the South-East of SS15 is where the educational institutions located. Besides, Le Corbusier stated that a centrally located core performed the "higher" functions in his cities. As the density of the city centre increases, the business affairs will increase which leads to a better economy. He also stated “we must increase open spaces and diminish the distance to be covered. Therefore the centre of the city must be constructed vertically.” In SS15, Subang Square is centrally located in the city (Diagram 1.3). It is a high rise office building with a shopping gallery on its lower floors. The surrounding is filled with shop-office blocks and commercial lots. When the density of city centre increases, the business affairs are carried on and this causes better economy and property of SS15. Open spaces
  3. 3. like field and garden can be found in SS15 which allow the residences to carry out their social activities (Diagram 1.4). In a nutshell, SS15 is a city that follows geometry (grid) in planning and well organized in term of zoning. A strict separation of society functions makes the circulation of SS15 smoother and more convenient. By applying Le Corbusier’s theory on SS15, it is quite interesting to know the significance of a centralized plan and I do agree with his theory. A centralized plan makes a city more vibrant and lively. Also, without the aid of grid in planning, architects might create a building or city that could not function well. Reference List Corbusier, L. (1929). A contemporary city with three million inhabitants, 1925 (and 1922). Corbusier, L. (1998). Essential Le Corbusier: L'esprit nouveau articles. Oxford: Architectural Press.

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