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Paola Viganò

In: The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory

Chapter 37: The Contemporary European Urban Project: Archipelago City, Diffuse City and Reverse City

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The Contemporary European Urban Project: Archipelago City, Diffuse City and Reverse City
The contemporary European urban project: Archipelago city, diffuse city and reverse City
PaolaViganò
Introduction

In their introductory chapter to this section, McGrath and Shane have defended the idea that the European metropolis persists in capturing the imagination of both global architects and citizens. However, European urbanism1 has focused in the most recent years on the prevailing interpretation of space in terms of the juxtaposition of fragments. At times a place for articulating differences, personal and individual rhythms, at others simply the inherited, residual, terrain vague, or again a separate and protected enclave, the fragment has represented the concrete condition of contemporary design action, whether in the old metropolis or in the new territories of dispersion. This ...

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