Aire: The River And Its Double by Georges Descombes

Aire: The River And Its Double

EditorGeorges Descombes, Julien Descombes, Corinne Van Cauwenberghe

Hardcover | August 15, 2018

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South of Geneva, Switzerland, the Aire River runs across a plain that for centuries has been agricultural land. Since the late nineteenth century, the waterway has been embanked for flood protection, which has caused a gradual loss of habitat for a large variety of plants and animals. In 2001, a decision was made to renaturalize the river. Yet rather than merely reconstructing the river’s former natural bed, Superpositions, the association of firms commissioned with the project, applied “topographic imagination,” a method that combines the embanked channel with a newly designed pasture landscape.

This new book documents that renaturalization project through drawings, images of construction work, and images of the new waterway. Essays and commentary by international contributors Jean-Marc Besse, Lorette Coen, Gerorges Descombes, G. Mathias Kondolf, Elissa Rosenberg, Gilles A. Tiberghien, and Marc Treib demonstrate how the restored river has been transformed, becoming again a characteristic feature of this landscape on the fringe of the city.
Georges Descombes is an architect and landscape designer, and professor of architecture at the University of Geneva. He has taught as a visiting professor at Amsterdam’s Berlage Institut, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Julien Descombes is an architect and landscape designe...
Title:Aire: The River And Its DoubleFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.5 X 7.75 X 1.6 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9.5 X 7.75 X 1.6 inPublished:August 15, 2018Publisher:Park BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3038600814

ISBN - 13:9783038600817

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