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L'horizon des ambiances urbaines

Abstract : Ambiance is in the midst of becoming one of the major issue in architectural and urban research. How and under which conditions can the concept of ambiance be defined? How can it enable us to renew the ways in which we conceive dwelling? In order to answer these questions, three points are particularly worth exploring: 1) the concept of ambiance provides a view towards a return to the concrete by emphasizing the embodiment of human experience, 2) it also intertwines an aesthetic approach of urban space with a pragmatic one, 3) and finally, it is based on paradoxes which question the very meaning of dwelling.
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Jean-Paul Thibaud. L'horizon des ambiances urbaines. Communications, De Gruyter, 2002, pp.185-201. ⟨halshs-00112184⟩



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