Emphasize on Planes in Architecture

In the 1920s El Lissitzky developed and proposed the idea of horizontal skyscapers — Wolkenbügels, or “cloud-irons” — eight structures intended for the Boulevard Ring in Moscow. His logic was that as long as humans could not fly, moving horizontally was natural, and moving vertically was not. In an area where there is not significant land for building, he preferred a plane created in the air at medium altitude instead of an American-style towers. Because of the gap between Lissitzsky’s idea and the existing architecture, it wasn’t until the 1940s that the Wolkenbügels were planned and built. Humans still cannot fly, and many “cloud-irons” now exist on the horizontal plane. By: architizer