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Vítor Oliveira – Morphological research in architecture



This lecture is in two parts. The first one proposes a morphological reading grounded on the town-plan concept. The concept is applied in the analysis of  Lindo Vale, a 19thcentury street in the city of Porto, Portugal. The second describes how this morphological approach informs the design of a new house in Lindo Vale. It explicitly addresses a fundamental question of the relationship between analysis and design of the urban landscape: what to conserve and what to change? The specific nature of this building as a design response to a particular urban landscape is highlighted through a brief comparison with two other buildings designed by its authors in the city of Porto – one in a medieval street, the other in an early 20th century street.


Valle Giulia-Room V8 (Aula Fiorentino) -h. 5.30 pm CET https://meet.google.com/fmh-mosz-prn

Marco Trisciuoglio – The Bridge & the Wall – KAEBUP lecture in Urban Morphology

Marco Trisciuoglio lecture in  Urban Morphology Sapienza course 

Lezione di Marco Trisciuoglio al  Corso di Urban Morphology 

link : meet.google.com/mvu-ikqg-gmt  – h. 5pm CET



For a Survey of the Urban Form of Southern Nanjing

Marco Trisciuoglio, “Transitonal Morphologies” Joint Research Unit
Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Southeast University Nanjing (China).
An engrave by Thomas Allom (1850), entitled “The Bridge of Nanjing”, shows the city walls, a bridge on a water canal and a pagoda. Allom was never in China, but he drew his views collecting
memories of other painters and some writers, in a sort of personal “analogous city”.
In that picture, another urban element is a group of old small houses. Nowadays, in the Southern part of Nanjing, within the still existing precinct of the city wall (Qinhuai District), some traces of
the ancient urban fabric give an idea of the Ming Dynasty city (when Nanjing was the capital city of the Chinese Empire). A morphological survey of that zone, made through the criteria of the Italian
school of urban morphology, is currently used for some innovative projects of urban regeneration.
Not only the role of iconography, but also the role of maps, the role of the courtyard-house typology and the role of the ownerships’ changes during 20th century, represent together the core of an “operative” investigation”

TERRITORY IS ARCHITECTURE (Sapienza Urban Morphology Course – lect.3)

Some students of my UM course asked me to publish the pp of the last lecture on territory. The slides are here presented without the overlapping drawings I made during the lecture (lost when the file was closed). It might be a good exercise for them to redraw the route’s hierarchy on the mute bases.

b. LEZ. 3 TERRITORY -ridotto sito



Urban Morphology Course – Sapienza – Faculty of Architecture
Prof. Giuseppe Strappa

urban morphology

Kaebup International Lectures is a series of web and in attendance meetings intended to investigate the relations between the discipline of Urban Morphology and Architectural Design.
The initiative relies on the contributions of the international research group Kaebup and of the Sapienza University Urban Morphology Course in Rome. The series of lectures aims to present different methods of reading the built landscape and ways of translating research into evidence-based design. The series of lectures has been organized in the belief that combining research and practice could open up new aspects of the disciplinary debate on the tools of the architectural design.

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