Small Urban Gardens / Маленькие урбанистические садыISBN: 3-8228-5141-8;
The following pages illustrate unique solutions that range from gardens that grow vertically to those situated on rooftops or between adjoining walls. These examples demonstrate how the garden today, more than ever, has come to signify a means of warding off the effects of fast-paced urban living, providing a space in which to slow down, relax and enjoy silence in the midst of a city's bustling activity. The urban context tends to create a series of complex conditions that can often be resolved in a subtle manner through the simplest of solutions. Beyond the advantages provided by an isolated garden, their existence in great numbers within intermediate spaces generates microcosms that improve the quality of life of city dwellers. Generally discreet and somewhat problematic, they are often characterized by the lack of space, fertile soil or light, factors that frequently translate into the formation of oppressive borders and an overwhelming presence of concrete over vegetation. Far...
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