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Can we say that "beauty" resides primarily in the natural fact -
in the inherent goodness of nature? For urbanites such as
ourselves, a flowery meadow sparks a feeling of wonderment,
and sometimes a state of grace. Whether the meadow
is indigenous or the result of an agricultural parcel being
abandoned, or takes root in a former railroad right-of-way in a
decidedly urban setting, we can only marvel at its captivating
qualities. The textures, colours and smells of plants, swaying
in the breeze or transformed by shadow and light, give us a
soothing aesthetic experience. As a matter of fact, isn't the
beauty here that of life itself, its free spread, its intrinsic design?
And yet, even though this new landscape is designed as a living
painting, it has been created ex nihilo thanks to the mastery of
two natural sciences, biology and ecology. These disciplines
allow us to support life, even at the scale of habitats essential to
the survival of small amphibians and bats.

5 CONCEPTUAL CROSS-SECTIONS 6 COMPLEMENTARITY AND INTERACTIONS. THE
BIODIVERSITY CORRIDOR IS GROUNDED IN THE CONCEPT OF SYNERGY. THROUGH
THE CREATION OF A VARIETY OF NEW HABITATS, LANDSCAPES AND SOCIAL SPACES,
THE MASTER PLAN PROMOTES COMPLEMENTARITY AND INTERACTION AMONG
FLORA, WATER, FAUNA AND THEIR HABITATS, AND HUMAN ACTIVITY. THESE
AXONOMETRIES ILLUSTRATE VARIED LANDSCAPES WHERE DIFFERENT NATURAL
SETTINGS COEXIST AND INTERACT. 7 FAUNA ENHANCEMENT PLAN. THE TERRITORY
IS HOME TO SEVERAL FAUNA SPECIES ADAPTABLE TO URBAN CONDITIONS,
INCLUDING A WIDE VARIETY OF BIRDS AND INSECTS. THE BIODIVERSITY CORRIDOR
PROJECT MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO ENHANCE THE EXISTING HABITAT AND CREATE
A NETWORK OF MORE SUBSTANTIAL BORDERS AND HABITATS FOR FAUNA.
IMAGES LAND ITALIA + CIVILITI + TABLE ARCHITECTURE + BIODIVERSITÉ CONSEIL

12 LANDSCAPES PAYSAGES

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Can we find beauty in the deliberate actions that transform a
sterile lawn into a colourful environment, reaffirming the primacy
of life over industrial infrastructure? Does beauty reside in the act
itself, in the astonishing action taken, in the alignment of meaning
and action, in the harmony between intent and intervention? In
the master plan, do we see the creative dynamic that values the
process rather than the result, the doing instead of the being?
Taking action would merely be good, and beauty would be found
elsewhere, outside the appearance of a manufactured nature.
Could beauty ultimately reside in the sublime, in encountering
a vast periurban space that is essentially inaccessible to the
imagination? Could it be found in our capacity to take a radical
and outsized action, through which we confront something larger
than ourselves? For example, could the monumental architecture
of a bridge or its span across a deep valley - over a perilous void



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2019

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
PROLOGUE > FR_ EN_LP
ESSAY | ESSAI LA BEAUTÉ COMME EXPºÉRIENCE
THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
SOUS LES ÉTOILES
BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
METAMORPHOUS
UNE ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ
CRITIQUE
I KEEP TAKING THE SAME PHOTO
THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - ESSAY | ESSAI LA BEAUTÉ COMME EXPºÉRIENCE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - SOUS LES ÉTOILES
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - METAMORPHOUS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - UNE ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - CRITIQUE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - I KEEP TAKING THE SAME PHOTO
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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