I really quite enjoyed the Athens charter part in the course. I may regret saying this but i actually enjoyed reading the Athens Charter. I like that Le Corbusier actually made realistic guidelines, and there was very specific instructions as to what needed to be done to great the best city, the happiest people and the safest areas. I really enjoyed the fact that there is a science as to what direction the buildings have to be facing so that the residents get the ideal amount of sunlight to make them the happiest that they can be. I think that this is so important because of the seasonal affected disorder. I think that in the dark days if there is still some sort of sunlight that many people would be less affected. I think that this “master plan” could not only fix the physical community space, it could also fix mental problems.
Also the importance of green spaces. I think that it is very important to have many green spaces especially with so many people living in high rises. It is important to have areas that people can just be free and roam free. It is an area that children can run and be free. But it also looks as if the nature has not been completely destroyed. There is some hope for the area, and it is not just a town of mass amounts of concrete.
For me I really I enjoyed the Athens Charter because of its practicality.