The roof garden concept is one of the great insights of Le Corbusier. From technical solution, the roof-garden became a key spatial theme within Le Corbusier’s work and creativity, evolving to become a fundamental component of his vision for the contemporary city. Visionary and forward-looking, the view of Le Corbusier on the city and its landscape, still appears rich in suggestions today. His ideas about nature in the untamed state that were introduced on his roof garden in rue Nungesser-et-Coli, intertwine strong relations with the studies of the landscape designer Gilles Clement regarding the third landscape and the garden in motion. Le Corbusier’s concept of the roof garden as an urban public space is now being adopted in many roof-top projects all over the world, transforming the urban landscape and the traditional concept of the city, and now days can be seen as developed within the Landscape Urbanism approach.

The new roof spaces. The legacy of Le Corbusier in the contemporary city

COMO, Alessandra;SMERAGLIUOLO PERROTTA, LUISA
2017

Abstract

The roof garden concept is one of the great insights of Le Corbusier. From technical solution, the roof-garden became a key spatial theme within Le Corbusier’s work and creativity, evolving to become a fundamental component of his vision for the contemporary city. Visionary and forward-looking, the view of Le Corbusier on the city and its landscape, still appears rich in suggestions today. His ideas about nature in the untamed state that were introduced on his roof garden in rue Nungesser-et-Coli, intertwine strong relations with the studies of the landscape designer Gilles Clement regarding the third landscape and the garden in motion. Le Corbusier’s concept of the roof garden as an urban public space is now being adopted in many roof-top projects all over the world, transforming the urban landscape and the traditional concept of the city, and now days can be seen as developed within the Landscape Urbanism approach.
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