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Nové zónování Bohuslava Fuchse

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Title in English Bohuslav Fuchs’s “New Zoning”


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Architektúra a urbanizmus
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Faculty of Social Studies

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Keywords Bohuslav Fuchs; urban planning; spatial planning; planning history; zoning; modernism; environment
Description This article deals with a remarkable yet little-explored topic in the history of Czech urban and regional planning, the work of the well-known architect and urban planner Bohuslav Fuchs. The article focuses mainly on the post-war period, especially the 1960s, and on Fuchs’s devoted to “New Zoning” in which his urban and regionalist ideas matured. First, the article summarizes the available information about Fuchs’s life, and second, it provides a brief introduction to the history of Fuchs’s urban and regional work, including the concept of new zoning (which Fuchs sometimes also called anti-zoning). Finally, the article presents selected examples of Fuchs’s work, highlighting some potentially inspiring ideas for contemporary urbanism and urban planning. Throughout the article, particular attention is paid to the role of the natural environment.
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