Dijokienė, Dalia
December 2006
Town Planning & Architecture;Dec2006, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p192
Academic Journal
The object of investigation is the historic suburbs of Kaunas, Klaipeda and Kedainiai. The investigation includes an analysis of the following urban structure elements of the suburbs: the network of streets; the structure of land holdings; the type of building-up of squares, streets and land holdings; complexes and ensembles of buildings; peculirities of natural setting; panoramas and silhouettes; compositional links with the old town's kernel; urban and architectural pecularities of the studied historic suburbs preserved up to now. The investigation also provides the reasons of the genesis of the suburbs and a summarized description of their formation period, singles out factors that determined urban peculirities of the suburbs and sets out their types. The dispersion of the most valuable elements of the urban structure of the historic suburbs, that have preserved the highest number of authentic features, is illustrated.


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