15 February, 2008

green space

my group topic for studio is environment and urban landscapes. in doing research this past week i came across an interesting statistic about the amount of green and open spaces in the city. it works out to something along the lines of 6.6 square meters of green space per inhabitant of barcelona. which i think is pretty interesting. i think the use of the plaza, parks, and green spaces here in the city adds so much to the urban environment. a big US city like nyc has its share of parks and plazas, but the use of the plaza in particular in america is just not the same. the plaza is much more a part of the culture here and i am excited to explore its possibilities as we begin our studio project.

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