The aim of this project is to study the recurrent characteristics of modern cities, with Brussels as first field of research. This work will comprise several chapters:
- Gentrification: refers to the changes that result when wealthier people aquire or rent property in low income and working class communities.
- Barre d`ilot: a reflection on the urban block, the framework of the historic city, its break-up and its replacement by residential and office towers.
- Dominó: This name is a wink at Le Corbusier`s concept. Critic of a functional and profitable architecture.
- Façade libre: a reflection on façadism, the “Disneyland” city