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ARE UTOPIAS IN ARCHITECTURE UNSUCCESSFUL?

According to Oxford Dictionary utopia is defined as an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was created by Thomas More from the Greek: u ("not") and topo ("place") and means "no-place".Since 16. century,thinkers,politics have started consider this word.Of course architects couldn’t ignore the fresh idea.They have some identical projects.Sometimes these projects are accepted sometimes they are ignored because people think that project did not reflect the ideas of centuries.Is it really true?Are utopias bullshit?For example Karl Mannheim (March 27, 1893 – January 9, 1947),was a Hungarian-born sociologist, influential in the first half of the 20th century and one of the founding fathers of classical sociology as well as a founder of the sociology of knowledge argued that Utopia’s end arrives when its former incongruence comes to approximate more closely existing conditions.( Coleman,2005)In architecture,utopian projects which are called like that,did not constructed except some famous ones.Even they were not built,behind of the ideas were strong and effected.One of the utopic example in architecture is that Ville Radieuse, the Machine City.Star architect Le Corbusier was deeply consider about the ideal city.Early tweentieth century, he created a new word ‘purism’.He believed that,buildings should be simple and more efficient like a industrial machine.He would have huge skyscrapers housing thousands of people — rich and poor. Parks and green areas would divide these massive cities into zones of productivity and leisure.