Tag Archives: urban fabric

Carlo Quintelli – Tre concetti per la morfologia urbana dal punto di vista progettuale

Three concepts for the urban morphology from a designing point of view

in U+D Urbanform and Design n. 15 – 2021 (Italian and English text)

The tool of morphological analysis for architectural and urban composition should lead us to critically re-consider the contributions of Italian Schools which have used such a tool in different ways but with a common scientific intention: that of a general critical revision and epistemological re-foundation of the design culture. A revision that cannot fail to involve the thematic node of the relationship between architecture and city despite its phenomenological actualization, the question of typology as a non-univocal but essential component of morphological characterization, and the functional datum in the interpretative key of a physiology of urban and territorial contexts capable of guiding the design choice.
Thus contrasting a kind of temperance design on a cognitive basis to that of an architecture dictated by the functionalism of communication.


Lettura tipologica dell’organismo urbano della città di Trani all’interno delle mura Longobarde



Lettura tipologica dell’organismo urbano della città di Trani all’interno delle mura longobarde

Tesi di laurea di : F. De Benedictis, P. Di Chito, E. Gabriele, N. Incampo, L. Miano, R. Petrelli

Anno Accademico 2005/6


Tesi di ricerca

The overturned city


Giuseppe Strappa

The overturned city /  La città rovesciata

U+D n.14 – editorial

Rome was certainly not the only victim of a rapid and violent consumption of the most precious part of the inherited city. The crisis of its historical fabric was however exemplary and the questions that its decline posed contain, as often in history, a universal meaning.
Some considerations on the historic city of Rome (on the way, above all, in which the crisis caused by the pandemic has posed new problems and some hope) may be of general significance not only because the city has been, for at least a century, an important place of experimentation in terms of interventions on its historical heritage, but also because it has given a significant contribution to the thought on the architecture of the modern city, that of Kahn, Venturi, Rowe, Muratori.
What is changing, therefore, in the historic city, meaning by this term not only an architectural and building heritage, but a system of values, functions and symbols inevitably in transformation?
I believe that the problem has to be posed in a broad perspective that considers the formative phases of the city fabric, posing the question in its structural terms, which are economic and political.

continue reading       editoriale n.14 – strappa NUOVO


2nd international ISAR summer school, Architecture in Abruzzo, Castelvecchio Calvisio, Italy, July 17-27, 2020
Opening conference


poster Castelvecchio Summer School
18th July 2020, 15:30 (GMT+2:00)
Özyeğin University, ZOOM platform

https://zoom.us/j/93768467733 pwd=aXJ3OW95bjZQc1lIbUREQ1F6L2FVQT09


MICHELE CORNIETI (MIBACT, Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Firenze e le province di Pistoia e Prato)
Morphological characters of Northern Apennine settlements.The Val di Bagno case
MASSIMO ANGRILLI (Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara)
Centrality and marginality of the Abruzzo Apennine territories
GIORGIO VERDIANI (University of Florence) From Cultural Heritage documentation and digital survey to multimedia
ALESSANDRO CAMIZ (Özyeğin University)
From villa to village: the formation process of small towns in central Italy
GIUSEPPE STRAPPA (“Sapienza”, University of Rome)
Contemporary architecture in historical contexts
Compact Cities, Broadband Villages, Rural Urbanism
JOHN BARBOUR (University of Colorado)
Design analysis for the ecological, historical, and formal in village urbanism
DARKO REBA (University of Novi Sad)
Rhythms in open urban spaces

Live stream on https://www.facebook.com/groups/drum.lab.ozyegin/