The use of nature friendly materials in urban public space

Georgi, Neratzia Julia ; Sarikou, S. (2005)


The intensive building and construction development in cities and wban spaces causes number of serious problems that constrain city life. The last dccades Landscape Architects arc trying to find alternative solutions to upgrade tbe quality of citizen's life. Aim of this study is to perform these problems and propose the use of narure fiiendly marerials like gravels, crushed stones, creek rocks, cobble and sand in to the landscape design. These materials are fiiendly in environmental and economic terms and easy maintained with high aesthetic quality. The concept of this movement incorporates and integrates to a variety of strategies during the design, constnlction and operation of landscape projects.

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