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Master Thesis

Architecture contemporaine et nature en ville

Abstract : This report's aim is to determine how contemporary architecture can reintroduce nature into the city by way of 'greening' architecture. An historical analysis of the phenomena of nature in the city and this greening of architecture permits one to understand the urban context within which this new architectural trend of returning to nature fits. Some examples of projects (from the architect Jean Nouvel in particular) illustrate different ways of employing plants and vegetation in order to achieve a green contemporary architecture. Finally, the advantages of greening are highlighted through four pillars of sustainable development: environmental, economic, social and cultural. While this new practice is booming, it's important to understand its purpose and its consequences by utilizing examples both from the natural and built environments. The idea, from the first steps of conception to its realization and the ultimate utilization of the created spaces, will then be able to be read as a truly sustainable approach.
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Jérôme Duréault. Architecture contemporaine et nature en ville. Sciences agricoles. 2013. ⟨dumas-00906453⟩



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