This building in Taborstrasse, Vienna, illustrates the forgotten 'principle number one' of the design of classical cities and buildings: buildings and cities were created in the image of Man. They had eyes, heads, noses, feet, hair, nails, skin, eyelids, mouths, shoulders, lips, arms and legs. Accordingly, the education of an architect included drawing the human figure and learning its anatomy.
This building in Buenos Aires exemplifies one of the basic principles of 'classic' architecture: each floor is treated differently so that in each of the seven floors- including the mansard, various stratagems are used in order to avoid repetition on the vertical axis: changing balconies, different balustrades, handrails, cornices, moldings, arches, blinders, geometry, proportions and textures.
The urban tracé of Copacabana, my home neighborhood, displays a kind of clear thinking we seem to have consigned to oblivion: it is made of roads parallel to the sea and perpendicular to the sea. The result is a full connection to the site. Squeezed between the sea and the hills, perpendicular roads head either to the sea or to the hills. Another interesting detail is that the urban plan is pre-modern, but it was filled with mostly modern architecture, an experiment to be examined, since while modern architecture has its advantages and disadvantages, modern urban design is a perfect disaster.
Maybe this model could be a way to accommodate the positive side of modern architecture?