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Gouttières et imaginaires de la ville : Assainir et embellir Milan en 1808: un enjeu climatique?

Abstract : Bringing the rains to the sewer is a very trivial gesture that the architecture of buildings and streets in cities obey. Rainwater drainage from roofs, practised since Antiquity, was standardised during the Industrial Revolution. Gradually propagated to the whole of the built environment, this new regulatory and gravitational flow organised the matrix around which the modern urban space was reshaped and decorated when drainage combined with sanitation. Under Napoleon, Milan was a pioneer, benefiting from a particular topographical, hydraulic and legal context. Its pavement, subterraneanly attached to the gutters, gives its slope to the doorsteps of the buildings, transforming the imaginary of the city and indirectly of its countryside and its climate.
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Romain Iliou. Gouttières et imaginaires de la ville : Assainir et embellir Milan en 1808: un enjeu climatique?. Les Cahiers du C.A.P. Créations Arts Patrimoine, Publications de la Sorbonne, 2021, Matières à inventer, 9. ⟨hal-03456541⟩



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