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Master Thesis

Frontage : le plateau-Mont-Royal/un paysage résidentiel

Abstract : Wanting to gain the most out of my unique opportunity to travel to Montreal, I opted to use this adventure as the basis for expanding my own professional development. Living and working in two very distinctive areas of the popular Plateau neighbourhood, the streets offered a particular residential landscape, the likes of which do not exist in France. The main element that distinguishes these urban landscapes from others more familiar, is the notion of frontage ; the residual space between a building Facade and the vehicular lanes. Throughout his book, ‘Reconquérir les rues’, author Nicolas Soulier raises awareness regarding this notion, and extrapolates that it is in fact the residents’ appropriation of this frontage space that most benefits the general ambiance of the street and therefore, of the urban environment at large. There is a sense of idealisation about these interval spaces, that fall somewhere between public and private realm, but how is it actually presented in reality? In order to answer this question, I have developed a methodology based on three key points: Firstly, a systematic analysis of the typologies found within a cross section of the neighbourhood. Secondly, I will conceptualise and design one of these frontage spaces. Finally, I will present my finding with a video performance.
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Lilian Vettorel. Frontage : le plateau-Mont-Royal/un paysage résidentiel. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. 2017. ⟨dumas-01561675⟩



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