The access and to information from a simple pamphlet or manual can significantly improve and facilitate the design and construction of incrementally built structures that will provide for the small businesses of the rural developing world.
The severe cut between the US and Mexico is such a stark contrast with the seamless border between Brazil and Uruguay that one must wonder how this "fronteira" has not been exploited more thoroughly yet.
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Alexander talks about individual pride of design as something essential to architects but that has become a part of every person in self-conscious societies.
He emphasizes the effectiveness of individualized attention, small-scale studies and projects, and the assumption that no one knows better than oneself what one needs.
The possibility of individuals gradually and independently improving their living conditions is the ultimate target for my research.
Mercado Publico de Bagé, circa 1948 Site of the Mercado Publico, 2007 In looking through aerials of the Pampas and examining how the cities meet the landscape meet agriculture, I began to find some mesmerizing patterns of land use.
In the case of Bagé, I am personally affected by the history of these spaces.