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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)

 

 

 

 

Alnwick, Northumberland Análise do plano de cidade M. R. G. Conzen. Tradução de Vítor Oliveira e Cláudia Monteiro

Edição em língua portuguesa traduzida do original:

M. R. G. Conzen (1969)
Alnwick, Northumberland: a study in town-plan analysis

Institute of British Geographers Publication 27 (second edition)
Londres: Institute of British Geographers.
Inclui ‘Prefácio à edição portuguesa’ de Michael P. Conzen (2022),
traduzido do manuscrito original.
Tradução de:
Vítor Oliveira e Cláudia Monteiro

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 Alnwick

O âmbito e a extensão da morfologia urbana como um cluster de ciências interdisciplinares dedicadas à explicação do ambiente construído expandiu-se muito nos últimos anos, particularmente com o desenvolvimento de análises baseadas na matemática. Isto, incontestavelmente, enriqueceu o campo como um todo, mas este panorama de interesses mais vasto em nada afeta a centralidade de um enquadramento de síntese, cultural e historicamente sensível. Espera-se que esta edição portuguesa de Alnwick, Northumberland venha a encorajar uma geração crescente de morfólogos no mundo lusófono a aumentarem a sua familiaridade com uma das mais significativas explanações fundacionais de teoria e método na tradição histórico-geográfica de morfologia urbana.
Michael P. Conzen

FORMATIVITA’ DELL’ARCHITETTURA

POLITECNICO DI BARI – CORSO DI TEORIE DELL’ARCHITETTURA – PROF. MARIANGELA TORCHIARULO

FORMATIVITA’ DELL’ARCHITETTURA

La lezione riguarderà una sintetica presentazione del metodo morfologico processuale come strumento di lettura critica della realtà costruita in divenire. Questa lettura è basata sulle nozioni di “formatività”, capacità di dare forma attraverso un processo dinamico di trasformazioni e “generatività” capacità di generare con un numero finito di regole, un numero potenzialmente infinito di forme. Verranno fatti alcuni esempi di lettura riguardanti il palazzo italiano e alcuni esempi di progetto derivato dalla lettura inteso come ultima fase di trasformazioni in atto.

 

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