He proposed a change to
the figure ground city planning approach that had defined much urban
growth up to this historic juncture. By manipulating the city
section, Corbusier adapted its infrastructure into a
three-dimensional layered matrix that facilitated the total
separation of the pedestrian and motorcar. For the world of design
this was a new way of seeing and representing the city.
Here then, is where
things really started to change. Urban buildings became more directly
fused with infrastructure. They were no longer objects that simply
sat in between or were segregated by infrastructural arteries. Rather
they became aggregators of its differing scales, understanding needs
for interdependency and independence in atomizing the movement
patterns surrounding each respective mode of transport.