Vol. 19 No. 2 (2021): Rethinking Public Space. The intangible design
Thematical section (Current series)


Gilles A. Tiberghien
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Published 2022-01-27


  • Project,
  • intangible,
  • immaterial,
  • invisible,
  • public space

How to Cite

Tiberghien, G. A. (2022). L’imponderabile. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 19(2), 30–37. https://doi.org/10.36253/rv-12358


Considering the intangible dimension of design is much more relevant than it may seem. Bearing in mind the limited room for manoeuvre the designer has when he receives a commission, since he is usually strongly constrained by the limitations of use and function, the consideration of the immaterial dimension of the project is perhaps the only way he can direct it and think of it as a whole. Thinking of the intangible as a project implies making the invisible visible, knowing how to generate a very subtle narration of the place that captures and attracts our gaze without clamour; a gaze that will not be homogeneous, because the perception of public space is always subject to nuances.


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