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By Liane Lefaivre

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With Ground-Up City, writer Liane Lefaivre has built a theoretical version for tackling playgrounds as an city process. She begins with a ancient evaluate of play and the ludic in paintings, structure and concrete layout, focusing fairly on postwar playgrounds discovered in Amsterdam as joint ventures among Aldo van Eyck, Cornelis van Eesteren and Jakoba Mulder. The structure enterprise Döll-Atelier voor Bouwkunst explored the opportunity of using the version in city redevelopment components in Rotterdam, Oude Westen within the internal urban and Meeuwenplaat in Hoogvliet, an outlying postwar district, refining it right into a functional layout approach. the second one a part of the publication offers a fresh new examine play in an image essay, with regard photos illustrating play as an city phenomenon. Ground-Up City locations the playground excessive at the time table as an city layout problem. It additionally indicates how specifying a established, educational version for a specific scenario may end up in a virtually appropriate layout resource.

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