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The methodology of the research starts with the hypothesis that the contemporary design of public open urban spaces acquires characteristics of security, protection, perceptual pleasure and aesthetic comfort through the application of certain parameters that deal with the structure, scale, paths, orientation, frames, layers, fields of attraction and repulsion, articulation of objects, signification of symbolism, and geometric systems of the space.
The reaching of this conclusion starts with the theoretical part of investigation of premises of important reference figures and theoretical research, by means of a synthetic evaluation of correlations, comparisons and contrasts on the sub-categories of the topic of public open urban space.
These tools are later used in the analytical part to build up indicative methodological techniques for the investigation of the paradigms of modern public open urban space design primarily by CIAM 8 and Team 10, and also for the analysis of existing conditions in the two case stuides of Milan’s three inner infrastructural rings, and the historical part of the Thissio area in Athens, involving the perceptual understanding of heritage considerations as well. These schemes use demonstrative techniques that apart from theoretical elaborational debates in reference to the first part, primarily include schematic drawings of sketches, volumetric compositions, sections, plans, diagrammatic analysis’ and three dimensional displays.
The keywords that are confirmed by the analytical methodology find place in the third experimental part, where theory, analysis and design form contemporary solutions for the demonstration of experimental examples that took place in four workshops throughout the research study.