Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning | Number 3 | Year 2015 | ISSN 2350-3637
Kristijan Lavtižar1, Čerpes Ilka2:
John Nash: Regent Street - Urban Renewal with Royal Support
DOI 10.15292/IU-CG.2015.03.068-076 |
UDK 711.5 (410.111.11) |
SUBMITTED: 06/2015 |
REVISED: 09/2015 |
Author's affiliation: 1 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia , 2 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia
Regent Street is a comprehensive urban project by John Nash, from the year (1825). In its irregularity, it is fulfilling more than just the aesthetic demands. This street in the centre of London, represents a traffic vein, a turist attraction and a world famous shopping destination. The architect of the project left a marck of his theoretical knowledge, determination and ingenuity, which has manifested in a thouthfull plan, that now forms one of the most wonderful ambients of London. The article consists of a short biography of the architect and interpretation of plans social background, a detailed description of the plan itself and its importance in urban planning and author‘s commentary.
KEYWORDS Regent Street, London, John Nash, urbanism
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