Starting from Industrial Era, urban garden has been used to fight the artificiality of factories and urban degradation through the enhancement of own green fabric, threatened by technological growth. Over time, it has played a social role in urban communities as a source of aggregation and sustainability but it has needed to reconfigure its spaces, integrating itself with architectural spaces to oppose it against the loss of green areas. The lack of space has led the research into rethinking the urban garden and its food production model in order to find new socially and technologically innovative solutions through the use and exploitation of aquatic surfaces. Starting both from historical and present solutions in different cultures such as Mexican Chinampas, Floating Gardens of Intha in Myanmar or the so-called Baira in Bangladesh, the design solution of the research has turned into a self-construction of a floating greenhouse that can offer a green space and food supply for communities that live in coastal areas and at risk of flooding by adopting a resilient attitude towards the surrounding environments.

Nàiade: a project proposal for the exploration of water surfaces for the spatial rethink of urban gardens in urban fabrics

Gian Andrea Giacobone
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2017

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Starting from Industrial Era, urban garden has been used to fight the artificiality of factories and urban degradation through the enhancement of own green fabric, threatened by technological growth. Over time, it has played a social role in urban communities as a source of aggregation and sustainability but it has needed to reconfigure its spaces, integrating itself with architectural spaces to oppose it against the loss of green areas. The lack of space has led the research into rethinking the urban garden and its food production model in order to find new socially and technologically innovative solutions through the use and exploitation of aquatic surfaces. Starting both from historical and present solutions in different cultures such as Mexican Chinampas, Floating Gardens of Intha in Myanmar or the so-called Baira in Bangladesh, the design solution of the research has turned into a self-construction of a floating greenhouse that can offer a green space and food supply for communities that live in coastal areas and at risk of flooding by adopting a resilient attitude towards the surrounding environments.
Giacobone, GIAN ANDREA
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