Potential Public Spaces in the Modern Suburbia

Christian Suau

Abstract


The aim of this study is twofold:
On one hand, it is an essay against the zoning regulations applied
in the suburbia. It operates as a progressive urban approach on potential
architecture, which explores the spatial deterioration of the modern built
environment by analysing the potential (also risks)
of existing suburban infrastructures and generating new spatial games.
On another hand, this is also part of the ongoing research experiences
carried out by Ph.D. students at Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB)
in the doctorate programme called ‘The New Tools of Architecture’.
It triggers a more complex study on the manipulation of urban accidents.
Also it emphasizes both the recuperation of public spaces in sprawl areas
to preserve sustainable urban systems and also the creation
of innovative strategies of urban reactivation mainly
in European and Latin American cities.

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