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RENATO CAPOZZI / FEDERICA VISCONTI – DEFINITION OF URBAN VOID – A PROJECT FOR PADUA

RENATO CAPOZZI / FEDERICA VISCONTI

LECTURE

DEFINITION OF URBAN VOID – A PROJECT FOR PADUA

FACOLTA’ DI ARCHITETTURA DI ROMA – SEDE DI VALLE GIULIA

AULA FIORENTINO

h. 3.30 pm CET – in attendance and online lecture

https://meet.google.com/mvu-ikqg-gmt

Padua is an extraordinary city of water, an island in the plain squeezed between the Bacchiglione and its branches, the Brenta and the city walls still visible today among casemates, bridges and pieces of nature. A city of mythical origins, which is shown today through its ancient, modern and contemporary wonders, obtaining the recognition of “Urbs picta” as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Scrovegni Chapel, the Eremitani Museum and Palazzo Zuckemann are concentrated within and on the edge of the Arena Gardens, defining an urban polarity that requires a reorganization of the museum, but above all a clarifying re-foundation of its urban form. As part of the DiArchitettura association workshop, we proposed an urban project that, with a few moves summarized in the title – points, lines, surfaces – would reconfigure the boundaries, internal connections and overall shape: a re-planning project that intervenes in the body of this part of the city, knowing it, but without giving up its necessary transformation.  A system of poles, ‘mineral’ points and ‘natural’ surfaces that aspires to build a new urban insula dedicated to culture capable of representing Padua as a single great architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

Vítor Oliveira – Morphological research in architecture

LECTURE
URBAN MORPHOLOGY COURSE  (G.STRAPPA) 

SAPIENZA – UNIVERSITY OF ROME

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.

TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2021

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

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THE BRIDGE & THE WALL.

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