On Architecture and Urbanism
New Judiciary City in Luxembourg
(Model of Final Project )
by Rob Krier
Elevation of New Judiciary City, Luxembourg
by Rob Krier
"If we consider the categorical imperative
of Immanuel Kant, 'Act only according to the maxim of a kind that you may want its principle to become a universal law," the
architect may ask himself the question:
'What would be the consequences if the maxim on which my project is based became a general principle of
architecture and urbanism?'
Build therefore in such a way that you and those who are dear to you will use your buildings, look at them,
live in them, work in them, spend their holidays in them and grow old in them with pleasure."
"Architecture: Choice and Fate"
Andreas Papadakis Publisher, Windsor 1998)
New City Hall, Rosemary Beach, Florida
by Scott Merrill and Georg Pastor
(Photo by S. Merrill and G. Pastor)
New Architecture and New Urbanism
Of The Necessary Harmonious Integration of
in the Moral and Civic, Material and Practical, Artistical and Cultural,
Reconstruction of Cities and Landscapes
Reconstruction of Stadtschloss Site in Berlin
Perspectival View from Lindenallee
by Rob Krier
KATARXIS 02/1 is dedicated to the integration
of architecture and urbanism in a variety of scales and relationships. It shows contemporary projects and buildings
acknowledging the originality of traditional cultures, their sensitivity to man and community, to natural and cultivated environments,
and which continue and enrich a historical culture of architecture and city-building within modern practice and
One of the primordial objectives of this edition of KATARXIS consists in the reassessment of architecture
within the realm of dwelling from the scale of the house to that of the city. The issue of New Urbanism is presented
in this context as an essential alternative, and as a coherent and realistic proposal to address the reconstruction of
suburbs and town centers, the development of new neighbourhoods and particularly to rebuild again the civic ideals
and the highly sophisticated sense of civility and culture of traditional cities.
The Reconstruction of Sidon, Libanon (1997)
The Prince Of Wales's Urban Design Task Force
by Samir Younés
Katarxis is an international web-magazine
dedicated exclusively to the study, the practice and the promotion of traditional architecture and urbanism.
Katarxis considers New Traditional Architecture
and Urbanism to be philosophically and politically essential, and culturally and artistically, socially and
economically supportive of highly operational and reliable choices to build better places and buildings in the
Katarxis documents and reflects upon contemporary
theory and practice of traditional architecture and urbanism.
Katarxis promotes artistical, architectural
and urbanistic works and projects as well as educational and academic efforts contributing to a comprehensive project of a
New Contemporary Humanism and to the reconstruction of a modern building culture supporting excellence, conviviality,
citizenship in a context of continuity, identity and permanence.
Aerial View of New Waterfront Quarter, Jupiter, Florida
by Chael & Cooper Architects & Dover Kohl, Architects and Planners &
Gentile-O'Mahoney Landscape Architects