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“If a project is intense, valid, and has a powerful idea, its imperfections will be in the background”

Alberto Campo Baeza

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Above: A group of plazas: Top left: Three plazas in a composition forming a balanced whole. Top right: A balance scheme with diagonal end approaches and an axial one. Bottom left: An edifice in an irregularly shaped open space, balanced by a lesser motive on axis. Bottom center: A balanced plaza with dissimilar lateral and end approaches. Bottom right: A balanced semi-circular plaza, with secondary streets following the outline.


A plan in which the parts of a building are organized along an axis..


To merit being called an edifice, a building must be important. A small but elegant temple can be an edifice, and so can a towering sky scraper..


Lateral loads are live loads that are applied parallel to the ground; that is, they are horizontal forces acting on a structure..