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L'Architecture de la voie : Histoire et théories

Eric Alonzo 1 
1 OCS - L'Observatoire de la condition suburbaine
UMR AUSser - Architecture Urbanisme Société : Savoir Enseignement Recherche
Abstract : Starting from the late 1980s, a growing number of street, road, highway and parkway projects were commissioned to architects or landscape designers. This is often interpreted as the «rebirth» of a tradition that has lasted until the nineteenth century, before roads became more technical objects. Our intention is to verify and develop this hypothesis, by studying how, from ancient times to our days, the design of the road, in its concrete and tangible dimension, was experienced, invented or theorized as a matter of architecture (in its broadest sense, including landscape and urban design). The first three sections successively deal with the three paradigms along which the architecture of roads was envisioned, until the start of the twentieth century: the built, the garden and the flow. The fourth and last section focuses on the oblivion, the persistance and the recompositions caused by the emergence of automotive traffic. It also questions whether this new mode of locomotion was really at the origin of a radical change of paradigm – as it is generally assumed. Finally, the conclusion opens up several lines of thought that intend – against the doctrines of hybridization – to relocate the road within the inclusive field of architecture.
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Eric Alonzo. L'Architecture de la voie : Histoire et théories. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée, 2013. Français. ⟨tel-03437630⟩



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