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URBAN MORPHOLOGY COURSE 2024

               APRI LA LOCANDINA  def. corso roma3 2024

SCHEDULE – CONTENTS OF THE LECTURES AND ACTIVITIES

 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)

 

 

G.STRAPPA, M. IEVA, N. MARZOT – THE ITALIAN SCHOOL OF PROCESS MORPHOLOGY. ROOTS, METHODS AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

G.STRAPPA, M. IEVA, N. MARZOT

THE ITALIAN SCHOOL OF PROCESS MORPHOLOGY.
ROOTS, METHODS AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

In  SAJ, s e r b i a n a r c h i t e c t u r a l j o u r n a l, VOL.15, 2023  Editor Vladan Djokić

 

 

 

A. THE ORIGINS OF THE MORPHOLOGICAL STUDIES IN ITALY
Giuseppe Strappa
Particularly in the current conditions, I believe, it could be useful to go back to reflecting on the roots of morphological studies in Italy as they are, in fact, the evidence of a concrete approach to the architectural design based on logical and didactically transmissible bases. These studies were aimed, especially in the Roman School, at the formation of general and shared methods derived from the reading of built reality and were aimed at the positive study of how it could be transformed. Studying them is useful, precisely in a period like the present one in which, on the one hand, morphology studies are gradually assuming an increasingly abstract and independent drift from design and, on the other, professional practice is aimed, instead, at the marketing of architecture through interpretations based on the perception and spectacular communication of the results.
The studies from which the researches on the formative processes of the urban form in the Italian area have been developed are above all known, abroad, through the texts of Gianfranco Caniggia. It is also known that these derive from the teachings of Saverio Muratori, whose texts, however, are less known for having never been translated into English. Even less known is the fact that the origin of this school of thought dates back much earlier, at least to the interwar period and to the studies of innovators such as Gustavo Giovannoni, Giovan Battista Milani, Enrico Calandra and others. The common thread that binds these researches, developed largely through teaching in the Faculty of Architecture, is the “reading” of the built reality which not only has the project as its aim but, in many respects, is itself a project.

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