a+t – Issue 52
a+t – Issue 52
a+t – Issue 52
a+t – Issue 52
a+t – Issue 52
a+t – Issue 52

a+t – Issue 52

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Urban Park Strategies

Increasingly, and at a faster pace, nature becomes culture and as this occurs, so continues the construction of an increasingly artificial and imaginary paradise lost.

The paradises of today are those public spaces where multiple spiritual postures fit, where each one is built while experiencing them.

Javier Mozas traces a walk in search of paradise, through 5 historical models, starting in the 17th Century and ends at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Aurora Fernández Per identifies and analyses within the selected works design strategies and actions with which to create accessible paradises for the citizen.

The STRATEGY series, initiated in 2010, defines scalar scopes, evidences disciplinary origins and composes a grid that overlaps the project to offer a new vision of it.


CONTENTS (English/Spanish)

A WALK IN SEARCH OF PARADISE. Javier Mozas          

The Themed Walk

The Leasowes. William Shenstone. Halesowen. West Midlands (United Kingdom), 1743.

Nature as Bearer of Meaning

Parc Jean-Jacques Rousseau. René-Louis de Girardin, Jean-Marie Morel. Ermenonville (France), 1763-1774.

The Public Park as a Lung

Birkenhead Park. Joseph Paxtont. Birkenhead (United Kingdom), 1843-1847.

Repairing the Territory

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand, Jean Darcel. Paris (France), 1867.

The Open Space System

The Emerald Necklace. Frederick Law Olmsted. Boston (USA), 1878-1896.

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