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ROMA 3 – URBAN MORPHOLOGY COURSE second semester 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR INFORMATION,  mail     gstrappa@yahoo.com

PROGRAM

The course in Urban Morphology, optional, in English, provides 6 credits and is open to all students, including Erasmus ones.

The purpose of the morphological studies proposed by the course is the knowledge of the characters of the built environment and the recognition of its formation and transformation, having as ultimate goal the architectural design open to multiple esthetic synthesis.

It aims to teach a method of reading the physical form of the city through the understanding of the forming process common to urban fabrics and buildings, The term “reading” not indicates the neutral recording of phenomena, but an awareness which requires the active and dynamic contribution of the reader.

The basic notions of urban organism and forming process will be provided.

CONDUCT OF THE COURSE

The course will consist of:

  1. a series of lectures (see schedule) aiming to provide the student, through the morphological/processural method, with the tools to read the built environment, historical and contemporary, having the architectural design as its goal. Some independent lectures could be given by external professors or experts, on complementary subjects.
  2. “morphological walks”. Field surveys organized to examine in the Rome historical center the fabrics and buildings under study.
  3. Students who intend to apply the reading method through a simple design proposal (exam form 1, see above), will be followed weekly through work reviews by the teachers.

EVALUATION  METHOD

Students will be evaluated through an oral test. They will choose one of the following forms of exam:

  1. Discussion of a simple design proposal derived from the theoretical studies.

Documents required:

  • study plan of the morphology of the place
  • study plan describing the formation of the proposal by phases
  • Plan of the design proposal (at urban scale) derived from the morphological reading and architectural interpretation of the place.
  1. Discussion on one of the theoretical topics listed in the course program.

The students will be free to present their individual notebook and all the works they consider useful for evaluation.

ADOPTED TEXTS

BasIc text in online format (in English)

  1. Strappa, L’architettura come processo (translated chapters), Franco Angeli, Milano 2015

The main chapters translated into English (useful to take the exam) can be found on the teacher’s website (http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/) and are indicated below:

Basic text in paper format (in English)

  1. Caniggia, G.L. Maffei, Interpreting basic building (pages. 53 –164) , Altralinea, Firenze 2017

A good translation in French (online) is: G. Caniggia, G.L. Maffei, Composition architectural et typologie du bati. 1 lecture du bati de base, traduit par p. larochelle, Université Laval, 2000 –http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/G.-Caniggia-Lecture-du-b%C3%A2ti-de-base-traduit-par-P.-Larochelle.pdf

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LECTURES CONTENT  AND ACTIVITIES

Introduction. Meaning and utility of Urban Morphology for the contemporary architecture.

Course organization. Presentation of the program. Student registration.

 Territory: notion, forming process and contemporary condition.

Matter Material: notion, transformation process, contemporary condition

Substrata and urban fabric: the physical form of the city:  notion, forming process and contemporary condition.

Base building and substratum: base elements of the city: notion, forming process and relationship with urban pre-existence.

Field Survey: on base building topics.

Special building: forming process and contemporary examples.

 Architectural knotting: historic notion and transition to modernity. – Classroom work presentation (only for students who intend to deepen the topics of the course with practical exercises – see Exam 1 in the program).

At the roots of architectural composition: the notions of assembly and aggregation in history and in the contemporary condition.

Field Survey on special  building topics

Roman modern architecture

Conclusion. Short recap/summary of the course main topics (for the exam) and conclusions. Student opinions and suggestions.

Short pre-examination test (optional)

 

 

 

 

Aree culturali e crisi della globalizzazione

Cultural areas and the crisis of globalization

editoriale di U+D n.1718

di Giuseppe Strappa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questo numero della rivista è dedicato al progetto urbano considerato nel suo rapporto con gli studi sulla forma della città che generano, o almeno spiegano, scelte, disegni, programmi. Nella convinzione che le indagini sulla morfologia urbana siano esse stesse un prodotto dell’ambiente in cui sono maturate, il numero è dedicato anche al tema della formazione e persistenza della nozione di “area culturale” nella condizione contemporanea. Argomento familiare non solo alla scuola muratoriana (si pensi, senza scomodare Vitruvio, alle tante ricerche dei geografi moderni, da Friedrich Ratzel a Carl Sauer). Ma esistono ancora le aree culturali, intendendo con questo termine ambiti sociali, geografici, politici nei quali si è consolidato un insieme di valori, linguaggi, tecniche condivise? In una fase della storia, peraltro, nella quale tutto sembra coesistere, tutto partecipare di uno comune universo, da quello delle immagini a quello economico, all’interno del quale la città si trasforma?
La questione delle specificità legate al contesto pone per noi architetti, in realtà, l’altro problema, assai arduo, della circolazione delle idee e dei progetti di architettura…..

CONTINUA A LEGGERE    Editoriale n.17-18 – Strappa

 

 

 

The ISSUM experiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Link: https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/87326675099 pwd=ZUFvaWRObzBZRW9UMW4wOXpqQnErZz09#success

DRACO/ SAPIENZA – KAEBUP / ERASMUS PLUS

Study meeting

The ISSUM experiment

Innovative teaching and urban form practicing.

Thursday 27 October 2022 – h.10.00 CET

Faculty of Architecture – Sapienza, University of Rome

Aula Magna – Piazza Fontanella Borghese

 

This meeting, organized by the Draco doctorate of the Sapienza, University of Rome, will present two  different and complementary experiments in teaching urban form developed inside the Kaebup European research, aimed at demonstrating the value of these studies in design practice.

The first,  the ISSUM summer school held in Rome from 20 to 28 June 2022 in the Ghetto area, is based on the need for theory and method in urban design; the second, the BMW workshop held in Porto from 26 to 29 July, is based, instead, on the practical reasons of the professional practice. Kaebup research (Knowledge Alliance for Evidence-Based Urban Practices) main objective is to create an international educational and training method on urban form studies aimed at the professional activity of architect. Kaebup’s partners comprise HEIs, NGOs and enterprises from different European cities, who have expertise of evidence-based design to benefit from the tools that research can provide to enterprises and from the experience of evidence-based practice.

 PROGRAM

  1. 10 .00 Greetings from the Draco Doctorate Coordinator    Dina Nencini

Greetings from the Kaebup Coordinator         Nadia Karalambous

  1. 10.20 Presentation of  Kaebup /ISSUM  (International Summer  School

in Urban Morphology)

Learning by teaching                                            Giuseppe Strappa,

Presentation of the results         Alessandra Pusceddu                                 Elena Ogliani   Rita Salamouni

  1. 11.20 Presentation of  the Kaebup BME workshop   

(Successful Models)

Learning by doing          Laurent Antonczak     René Carraz

   Presentation of the results                    Francesca De Rosa

  1. 12.20/13.00 Discussion – Chair Federica Visconti

Lamberto Amistadi , Domenico Chizzoniti, Renato Capozzi, Paolo Carlotti , Jörge Gleiter, Silvain Malfroy, Marco  Maretto , Spartaco Paris