Tag Archives: Rita Salamouni


               APRI LA LOCANDINA  def. corso roma3 2024


 8h March – Introduction. Meaning and utility of Urban Morphology for the contemporary architecture.

15h March – Course organization. Schedule. Presentation of the program. Student registration. Guest lecturer MARTIN  EBERT  Between revolution and reform

22h March  Base building: base elements: notion, forming process and relationship with urban pre-existence – Ghetto cartography – groups forming (max. 4 students). classroom exercise

29h March  Matter Material: notion, transformation process, contemporary condition. Classroom work.  design exsercise

5h April  Fabric -Urban Organism – Substrata: the physical form of the city:  notion, forming process; contemporary condition – classroom exercise. Guest lecturer  ATTILIO PETRUCCIOLI  The interpretation of urban fabrics in the eastern city.

12h April  Special building: forming process and contemporary examples. Architectural knotting: historic notion and transition to modernity. classroom exercise

 19h April  . Field Survey: on base building topics (F. De Rosa, R. Salamouni)

26h April  Territory: notion, forming process and contemporary condition. classroom exercise

 3h Maj  Field Survey on special  building topics.  classroom exercise

10h Maj  At the roots of architectural composition: the notions of assembly and aggregation in history and in the contemporary condition.  classroom exercise

17h Maj  Roman modern architecture. specific features of modern Roman architecture from U.M point of view. Guest lecturers R.CAPOZZI, F. VISCONTI  Space and Form in the architecture of Louis Kahn

 24h Maj  book presentation (?) –  Conclusion. and questions about the examination programme (unclear parts of the lectures, supplementary topics, etc.) Student opinions and suggestions.

31st May  Short recap/summary of the course main topics (for the examination)  Short (2 hours) pre-examination test (optional)

Base texts online

  1. Strappa, L’architettura come processo, Franco Angeli, Milano 2015

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

.            Notes on base buildinghttp://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8400

.           The aggregation process and the form of the fabric, http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8380

.           Special nodal building, http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8159

.           Architectural knotting, http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8414

.           G. Strappa, Territory as architecture, 2019 – http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8355

Base text in paper format

  1. Caniggia, G.L. Maffei, Interpreting basic building, Altralinea, Firenze 2017
  2. Scardigno, N , Salamouni, R, Architecture in the making, Conversation with Giuseppe Strappa on urban morphology and design, Springer, Cham, 2024 (In the process of publication)



The ISSUM experiment







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


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.


  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