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  • 1.

    The Sensual City path

  • 2.

    The climate

  • 3.

    Built landscapes

  • 4.

    On the waterside

    Collected, transported and shared, water is fundamental to urban life. In the centuries before pipes and taps individualised our relations to water, the well and the fountain organised the life of communities, making water an element of sociability. Water was also the organiser of major communications routes assuring the transport of merchandise, people and knowledge.
    But, in today’s world, the city seems obsessed by its fear of water: flooding, pollution, sanitary risks, hygiene, drinking water, clean rivers, the drying out of water tables and so on.
    It is necessary to rediscover the magic that water can represent. Lying behind the mundanity of our relationship to water there is a trace of an urban imagination forged by water. This, for example, is the case of port towns with their dreams of distant exotic seas. The water flowing down rivers reflect the passage of time and forgetfulness. The water of lakes evokes contemplation and the assuaging of the senses, while the waves breaking on the beaches next to urban centres conjure up ideas of leisure and joy. All these various types of water are simply aspects of a single and same element that increases the city’s fluidity and depth.

    • 4.1.

      Proposals

      • 4.1.1.

        LAKES

      • 4.1.2.

        FURNITURE 108

      • 4.1.3.

        TABLEAU MÉDITERRANÉE

      • 4.1.4.

        HUANGPU RIVER EAST SIDE BANK

        T X T

        Competition first price │ Shanghai │ Chine │ 2016

        with Jacques Ferrier Architecture, TER, Concepto, AND Shanghai

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        “In these hitherto little-known place of HuangPu, stories seem ephemeral and eloquent, tracks and traces reveal themselves, figures become established – all of which are points of entry that offer us the opportunity, in turn, to form part of the urban scene. These fragments of HangPu, plucked at random from the nets strewn across the territories of our 21 km, are above all rich and complex; for the sensitive passer-by, they bristle with a thousand human stories. In each of these places, time and space together conspire to weave dense, diverse webs. The various sensations, sounds, smells, sights, movements and contacts of these places wash over us, plunging us into a reality that becomes clearer with each step, conjuring an increasingly intense image as our journey continues.” extract from MindWalks

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        I M G
      • 4.1.5.

        PARQUE DEL RIO MEDELLIN

      • 4.1.6.

        NAVY PIER CHICAGO

      • 4.1.7.

        HISTORY MUSEUM OF YICHANG

      • 4.1.8.

        SETE’S FERRY TERMINAL

    • 4.2.

      Fresco

    • 4.3.

      Leitmotiv

  • 5.

    In the sky

  • 6.

    Movement and balance

  • 7.

    Nightscape

  • 8.

    The materiality of cities

  • 9.

    News

  • 10.

    Informations

  • 11.

    Index