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The formation of the territory in the Latium Region and contemporary problems of small historical centers

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Giuseppe Strappa

The formation of the territory in
the Latium Region and
contemporary problems of small
historical centers

30 March 2021


14:00 Italian time – 15:00 Turkish time

Prof. Giuseppe Strappa – Architectural Design as a Formative Process

Politecnico di Milano
Architectural Theory & Design Seminars
The Rationale for Places, the Reason for Forms: Research in Architecture
Proff . Laura Pezzetti, Michele Caja

Prof. Giuseppe Strappa

Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma

Architectural Design as a Formative Process

Il progetto di architettura come processo formativo
Discussant: Proff . Angelo Lorenzi, Cristina Pallini

Wednesday, March 24 – 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Architectural Theory & Design Seminars

Architectural Theory & Design Seminars

The Rationale for Places, the Reason for Forms: Research in Architecture

Proff. Laura A. Pezzetti, Michele Caja

Click here :     Seminario_PHD_Calendario 03.04


Wednesday, March 24 Architectural Design as a Formative Process/Il progetto di architettura come processo formativo

2:15-3:00 p.m. Giuseppe Strappa – Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma

The Essential Qualities of Place/I caratteri essenziali del luogo

3:00-3:45 p.m. Ivor Samuels – University of Birmingham

The Rationale of Research: Experiences in the Architecture and Construction PhD Course

Le ragioni della ricerca. Esperienze nel Dottorato di Architettura e Costruzione

3:50-4:35 p.m. Dina Nencini – Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma

5:00-5:30 p.m. Discussant: A. Lorenzi, C. Pallini

aula Cisco – Caja

Friday, March 26 The Italian School: our Masters/Scuola Italiana. Questi nostri maestri

10:15 a.m. Enrico Bordogna – Politecnico di Milano

1:30-2:15 p.m. Discussant: F. Bonfante, T. Brighenti

aula Cisco – Brighenti

Wednesday, March 31 The Infinite City: Vision and Reality in Ivan Leonidov’s Urban Design

2:15-3:00 p.m. La città infinita. Visione e realtà nel progetto urbano di Ivan Leonidov

Luca Lanini – Università di Pisa

Towards a Project for the Boundary between Land and Water in the Venetian Lagoon

Verso un progetto del limite tra terra e acqua nella laguna di Venezia

3:00-3:45 p.m. Mauro Marzo – Università IUAV di Venezia

The Problem of Subjective Individualism in the Future of European Cities in the 21st century

Il problema dell’individualismo soggettivo nel futuro delle città europee nel XXI secolo

3:50-4:35 p.m. Matteo Ieva – Politecnico di Bari

4:35-5:00 p.m. Discussant: F. Belloni, R. Canella, M. Ferrari

aula Cisco – Caja

Friday, April 9 Is the Past Project Forming? Constructing not far from Reconstructing

11:15-12:00 a.m. Costruire/Ricostruire – Il passato produce progetto

Francesco Collotti – Università di Firenze

Compositional Themes and Restoration Project/Temi compositivi e progetto di restauro

12:00-12:45 a.m. Gino Malacarne – Università di Bologna

2:15-2:45 p.m. Discussant: G. Barazzetta, A. Burg

aula Cisco – Caja

Wednesday, April 21 Topographical Reconnections in the Archaeological Area of Rome

2:15-3:00 p.m. Riconnessioni Topografiche nell’Area Archeologica di Roma

Luigi Franciosini – Università Roma Tre

Forms of Living Spaces/Forme dell’abitare

3:00-3:45 p.m. Bruno Messina – Università degli Studi di Catania

From Impressions to Principles/Dalle impressioni ai principi

3:50-4:35 p.m. Enrico Prandi – Università degli Studi di Parma

5:00-5:30 p.m. Discussant: L. Ferro, M. Landsberger

aula Cisco – Caja

Monday, April 26 Authorial Architecture in the Second Half of the 900s: Open Questions

Architettura d’autore del secondo Novecento: questioni aperte

2:15-3:00 p.m. Gentucca Canella – Politecnico di Torino

The Poor Rooms of Imagination: Between Project and Research

Le povere stanze dell’immaginario. Tra progetto e ricerca.

3:30-4:15 p.m. Armando Dal Fabbro – Università IUAV di Venezia

4.45-5.15 p.m. Discussant: D. Chizzoniti, E. Manganaro

aula Cisco – Brighenti


Friday, April 30 The Toro del Corno/Il Toro del Corno

10:15 a.m.-1.15 p.m. Luciano Semerani – Università IUAV di Venezia

aula Cisco – Brighenti Discussant: L. Amistadi, E. Bordogna, M. Caja, L. A. Pezzetti

aula Cisco – Caja: link https://politecnicomilano.webex.com/meet/michele.caja

aula Cisco – Brighenti: link https://politecnicomilano.webex.com/meet/tommaso.brighenti

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by FRANCO PURINI – in Paesaggio Urbano n.1, 2014

Team leader: Giuseppe Strappa
Project team:  Alessandro 
Camiz, Paolo Carlotti, Giancarlo Galassi, Martina Longo. 


click here              Purini su Carezzano  

An extensive debate about the city, based on different
and sometimes radically divergent models, in recent
years attempted to verify, using interpretative models
developed by the twentieth century architectural culture,
what was going on in cities.
Among these, three models can be distinguished because
of their complexity, clarity and interest.
With regard to Italy, the first of these models follows a
study tradition dating back to Gustavo Giovannoni,
Saverio Muratori, Gianfranco Caniggia, Giancarlo Cataldi
and Pier Luigi Maffei. This one is the most influential
and enduring theoretical and operational model on urban
studies produced in Italy, and it considers the city as
an organism with a layered structure.
The second model interprets the city as a system of
dynamic relationships, as a communicative flow
of networks. The city is considered here more than a
physical fact, a pure projection of information and events,
a chaotic and metamorphic simulacrum, a collage
suspended between the city of Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter
and the generic city of Rem Koolhaas. What appears to be
essential to this point of view is the immateriality of the city.
The landscape is the keyword to the third model. Assuming
the landscape paradigm, the city lost not only its physical
identity but also the immaterial one: a neo-naturalistic vision,
blurring the microcosm into the macrocosm, took the place
of identity.
Giuseppe Strappa is one of the most prominent members of
the structuralist line, attentive and creative interpreter of the
Caniggian lesson (continued with remarkable originality);
he has succeeded in creating an actual School, based on
the notion of architectural and urban organism, within
the Faculty of Architecture in Rome. His conception
of architecture is based on the relationship between
unity and parts, plasticity and elasticity, uniqueness
and seriality, design and construction, and between
many other dialectical dyads. The project proceeds
not only in an analytical way, but also following
indirect and unpredictable paths where memory and
emotion make the invisible visible. His theoretical and
architectural work is anyway open to a constant critical
review, comparing his beliefs with what emerged from
disciplinary alternatives.
One of the last works of Giuseppe Strappa, the
redevelopment of an area of the historical center
of Carezzano Maggiore in Piemonte, is a kind of
exemplar manifesto where the coincidence between
an admirable theoretical accuracy and a recognizable
architectural writing maturity produced a more
than significant result. This project, first prize winner of a
competition, was elaborated by a design group directed
by Giuseppe Strappa, with Alessandro Camiz, Paolo
Carlotti, Giancarlo Galassi, Martina Longo, and by the
collaborators Marco Maretto, Nicolò Boggio, Pina Ciotoli.
It is the outcome of three intentions: the accurate
reconstruction of the formation phases of Carezzano
Maggiore, the contribution of that part to a new identity, the
definition of a spatial warping which, through a careful and
inspired decodification of the metrics of the urban tissues,
reorganizes the existing settlement enrolling it into a
new set of urban relationships.
The buildings were recasted into a new facility enclosing a
new civic center, following the palazzo type evolution. For the
variety of content and the way in which it is composed into a
coherent system, the project gives a convincing answer to
the new paradigm of urban regeneration.
The project of Giuseppe Strappa is the result of listening
to the formation phases of the city and to the urban
imagination. An imagination which, by incorporating the
built memory, resulted in a complete and definitive form,
always rational, but, in its very nature, unspeakable. There a
also emerges from the project a sense of duration and at the
same time the representation of how, conversely, the
circumstances that produced it must be transcended to be
seen as something suprahistorical.
Finally, this work shows how the structuralist line on the
interpretation of the city is able to promote innovative
responses to more complex urban problems. It points out
that the city can not help but design ideas that move from
its collective identity.