L’îlot ouvert – The Open Block, 2010

24 June 2010

The Open Block concept and its corollary luminous and diversified ‘open street’, as realised by Christian de Portzamparc in the 80s. is based on a set of flexible rules that allow for variations. Buildings are independent and set apart, but allow for the street to open onto the internal side of the open blocks where gardens are planted. All buildings’ sides benefit from an exposure to fresh air and sunlight, while the wide variety of programs, volumes and materials is implemented along the entity of the street. This titles considers urban projects of Atelier Christian de Portzamparc where the ‘open block’ concept is fully realised.

Hardcover: 144 pages

Publisher: AAM (24 juin 2010)

Collection : COED ANTE PRIMA

Language: French, English

ISBN-10 : 2871432406

ISBN-13 : 978-2871432401