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L'invention des espaces intermédiaires dans l'habitat

Abstract : This thesis studies the areas located between public places and private areas, “between the street and the house” in modern urban patterns. Those intermediate areas are submitted to private law but are used in common, at the limit of public spaces. Those spaces « in between » – entry halls, lanes, dead ends, staircases, corridors, etc. – emerged progressively from the middle of the 19th century to beginning of the 21st, as a new urban issue. That issue was largely discussed in philosophical works, researches by urban planners, political speeches, laws and governmental regulations. The aim of this thesis is to analyse those documents and discuss the transformation of the limit between the public and private areas, – between what is public and what is not – during the past two centuries. The history of those spaces located between the house and the street, those spaces « in between », shows that the status of those intermediate zones progressively became a political issue, an issue for public debate and a new field for public action. Intermediate spaces, particularly staircases, became a political issue: in those spaces the government enforced new policies. Their evolution appears as an important sign of the transformation of the limit between the public and the private. The private areas of modern housing are becoming issues for governmental action.
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Amélie Flamand. L'invention des espaces intermédiaires dans l'habitat. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université de Paris Est, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2008PEST3008⟩. ⟨tel-03010474⟩



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