• This Medieval Walled Town with a Storied History Shows How Traditional Urbanism Can Support High Density

    One year ago - By Arch Daily

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    The protective fortress, winding cobblestone streets, and medieval urban layout are all characteristics of many coastal European towns. But when exploring the French town of Saint-Malo , it is difficult to believe that this is hardly the original city. What separates Saint-Malo from many other European towns located by the sea-aside from its striking location jutting out from the coastline-is the complex history of how it was heavily destroyed in World War II, but rebuilt to its original aesthetic.
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