Here are the schedule and the program of next year’s Urban Morphology course, which will be optional. Attendance to the course will be free. The course, taught in English, will provide 6 credits and will be open to all students of the Facult . It will also be open to all Erasmus students.
START OF COURSES: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 – h. 3-00 pm
VALLE GIULIA room V 8 (Aula Fiorentino)
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URBAN MORPHOLOGY COURSE – 2021/2022
Valle Giulia – Room V8 – Tuesday – h. 15-19.30
prof. Giuseppe Strappa, arch. Anna Rita Donatella Amato, arch. Francesca De Rosa, arch. Huimin Ji, arch. Alessandra Pusceddu
5 15.00 – A. Meaning and utility of Urban Morphology for the contemporary architecture.
17.00 – B. Paolo Carlotti: considerations on the relationship between Urban Morphology and Design Studio courses.
17.30 – C. Course organization. Presentation of the program. Student registration.
12 15.00 – A. Territory: notion, forming process and contemporary condition.
17.30 – B. Salaheddine Heffaf: The forming process of the Algerian territory
19 15.00 – A. Urban fabric: notion, forming process and contemporary condition.
17.30 – B. Ayşe Sema Kubat lecture: Morphogenetic survey on the transformation of a political center to a transportation hub: Taksim & Gezi Park, Istanbul. Discussion.
26 15.00 – A. Base building forming process and the notion of substratum
17.00 – B. Marco Trisciuoglio lecture: The Bridge and the Wall. For a Survey of the Urban Form of Southern Nanjing. Discussion.
9 Field Survey on base building topics.
16 15.00 – A. Special building forming process and modern examples.
17.30– B. Vitor Oliveira lecture: Morphological research in architecture.
18.30. classroom work/discussion (only for students who intend to deepen the topics of the course with practical exercises).
23 15.00 – A. The notion of architectural knotting and the transition to modernity.
17.30 – B :(Fiorentino Room) Renato Capozzi, Federica Visconti lecture: Definition of urban voids: a project for Padua. Discussion.
30 Field Survey on base building topics (collaboration: Annamaria Pandolfi).
7 15.00 – Roman modern architecture. Discussion.
17,00 – B. Re-design exercises and classroom work(for students who intend to deepen the topics of the course with practical exercises).
14 15.00 – Short recap/summary of the course main topics (for the exam) and conclusions. Student opinions and suggestions.
UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA “LA SAPIENZA”
FACOLTÀ DI ARCHITETTURA
COURSE IN URBAN MORPHOLOGY 2021/2022
prof. Giuseppe Strappa
arch. Anna Rita Donatella Amato
arch. Francesca De Rosa
arch. Huimin Ji
arch. Alessandra Pusceddu
The course aims to teach a method of reading the built landscape through the knowledge of the forming processes common to urban fabrics and buildings. The basic notions of organism and process will be used to read the built landscape.
The main purpose of the typological study proposed by the course is the identification of the characters of the built environment and the recognition of the formation and transformation processes , having as ultimate goal the architectural design.
The course will consist of:
- a series of lectures (see schedule)aiming to provide the student, through the morphological / processual method, with the tools to read the built environment, historical and contemporary, having the architectural design as its goal.
- a series of independent lectures given by external professors or experts, on complementary subjects. The purpose of these lectures is to give a general idea of the contemporary studies on urban form through the knowledge of methods different from those followed by the course. Some re-design exercises will be proposed to apply the concepts learned.
- “morphological walks” eventually organized in small groups to examine the fabrics and buildings under study. The participation and writing of a short report entitles the student of Ar course to 2 credits.
Students will be evaluated through an oral test.
The student will be free to choose one of the following forms of exam:
1. presentation of the work carried out during the course on one of the themes included in the program. The student’s work will be followed periodically by the teachers and may also contain a simple project proposal as an example of the theoretical study.
2. Discussion on one of the theoretical topics listed in the course program.
The students will also be free to present all the works they consider useful for evaluation.
COURSE SPECIFIC REFERENCE
- 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:
. G.Strappa, notes on base building, http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8400
. G. Strappa, learned language / everyday language, http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8340
. G. Strappa, The aggregation process and the form of the fabric, http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8380
. G. Strappa, Special nodal building, http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8159
. G. Strappa, Architectural knotting,. http://www.giuseppestrappa.it/?p=8414