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C. Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns & Hilde Heynen

In: The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory

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Introduction – 1: Architectural Theory in an Expanded Field
Introduction – 1: Architectural theory in an expanded field
C. GreigCrysler, StephenCairns and HildeHeynen
Revisiting Parc de la Villette

Figure 0.1 (Below) Temporary café next to a Folly at Parc de la Villette, Paris. (Stephen Cairns)

On a midsummer's afternoon in Paris' Parc de la Villette locals and tourists mingle amongst the famous red follies that dot the park. Children paddle in a shallow pool that surrounds one of the follies. Family groups and friends gather at tented cafés and bars that have sprouted up alongside one another. Strolling couples take in the sun, cyclists weave along the banks of the canal, while the distant din of an impromptu football match thickens the atmosphere. It is an evidently multicultural scene. ...

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