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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 approach. She starts off with a old review of play and the ludic in artwork, structure and concrete layout, focusing really on postwar playgrounds discovered in Amsterdam as joint ventures among Aldo van Eyck, Cornelis van Eesteren and Jakoba Mulder. The structure company Döll-Atelier voor Bouwkunst explored the potential of utilizing the version in city redevelopment parts in Rotterdam, Oude Westen within the internal urban and Meeuwenplaat in Hoogvliet, an outlying postwar district, refining it right into a sensible layout technique. the second one a part of the booklet offers a clean new examine play in an image essay, in regards photographs illustrating play as an city phenomenon. Ground-Up City areas the playground excessive at the time table as an city layout problem. It additionally indicates how specifying a standard, educational version for a selected scenario can result in a essentially appropriate layout resource.

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