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The relation between the garden and the house

The aim of the conference series is to compare the uses, practices and techniques applied in the gardens of Europe and East Asia. With the fourth edition of the conference series we extend the discourse to the Islamic cultural sphere. Alongside a certain form of universality in the function of the garden (pleasure, display of power, ceremonial, reclusion but also production), the scholars are questioning, from one continent to another, the extraordinary diversity of the elements that make up a garden, of the forms and devices that implement it and of the representations that express its nature.

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Architecture Talk Series: Cities And Urban Living In Japan 1868-2025

This Talk Series brings together renowned academics and scholars of Japanese architecture and urbanism with the intent to present an overview of representative examples of buildings and designers which prompted a radical phase of change in the construction of larger cities and new modern buildings and infrastructures in Japan from the Meiji Era to the contemporary period.  

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