12660 - Town-Planning and Composition

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Course contents

At a time marked by uncertainty and economic crisis, more than ever we need to understand what is the role of architecture. Oscillating between the showy forms of a global language lent to the media exposure and the difficulty to identify careful expressions able to rediscover the values of a specific tradition, architectural composition is forced into a thorough review in order to restablish its meaning and significance. Analyzing the work of some of the fundamental masters, the course aims to frame in a narrow field the elements and the operations of the architectural composition, directing aiming at the construction of the project in a non random or self-referential procedure, but able to establish a local identity.

Readings/Bibliography

The bibliography will be provided during the course.

Assessment methods

The final exam will consist in a planning exercise and an oral exam on the topics covered during the lessons.

Office hours

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