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Fawad Suhail Abbasi

Architect, Partner , Suhail & Fawad Architects in Islamabad

Architecture and Public Spaces: Our perceptions, context, cultural and social resposibility

PRESENTED ON MAR 10, 2018
IN ISLAMABAD @ VOL 3

Communal spaces are about nurturing change. Public spaces are healthy interventions in the growth of a city, they always benefit arts and culture, they help bring people together to enjoy the city and each other. Fawad Suhail Abbasi talks about the role of architects in public spaces and what a perfect public space looks like.

 

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BY ÁREA DE INVESTIGACIÓN DAS
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Tania Guerrero and Julien Salabelle of Área de Investigación DAS present their project Parklets: a project developed with the intention of regaining the street from the automobiles, and to expand the potential of public spaces with the help of sustainable mobile installations.

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