24708 - Architectural and Urban Composition I

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Martina D'Alessandro

  • Credits 2

  • SSD ICAR/14

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The student applies to the case study the knowledge about the constant elements of development of western cities, buildings and public spaces, obtaining directions to the urban design.

Course contents

The workshop "Re-qualify the post-war city" (16 CFU) as well as this characterizing teaching (Architecture and architectural composition III, 7CFU) is also made up of the following teachings: History of the contemporary city (3CFU), Landscape aesthetics (2 CFU), Architectural and urban composition I (2 CFU) and Architecture and urban landscape (2 CFU).

Architectural and urban composition I. The main theme of the class is the shape of the public urban space. The city is a continuous succession of voids defined by buildings. Urban void is a potentiality for the city. It is a scenographic space where actions happen, people and objects related. To transform the urban void into a collective place, emptiness must be defined with measure, proportion, recognizable character. The activities of the class, which include exercises and lectures, aim to develop analytical and design skills,that are necessary for urban regeneration.

 

Readings/Bibliography

- Adolf Loos, Parole nel vuoto, Adelphi, Milano 1972

- Ernesto Nathan Rogers, Esperienza dell'architettura, Einaudi, Torino 1958

- Aldo Rossi, L'architettura della città, Marsilio, Padova 1966

- O. M. Ungers, Architettura come tema, Quaderni di Lotus, Electa, Milano 1982

Teaching methods

The laboratory will proceed by lectures, seminars, analysis activities, and design on the different case studies. Frontal lectures will be drawn up in direct contact with the students, in some cases will be enclosed by discussion seminars on bibliographic materials. A seminar presenting the state of progress of work will be done before the winter holiday break. Weekly will be made reviews of the analysis and design.

Assessment methods

The workshop "Re-qualify the post-war city" (16 CFU) as well as this characterizing teaching (Architecture and architectural composition III, 7CFU) is also made up of the following teachings: History of the contemporary city (3CFU), Landscape aesthetics (2 CFU), Architectural and urban composition I (2 CFU) and Architecture and urban landscape (2 CFU). The suitability test includes the learning verification of the contents of all the lessons that comprise it and takes place in a single test.

At the end of the workshop each student will have contributed with writings and graphics works to produce a dossier in which the results of the activity carried out by the entire laboratory will flow together. The final qualification test will take place as part of a collective public exhibition of the results achieved in the analysis and design of the different case studies, articulated with projection of the results achieved, duly commented by each student for the part of their competence. The commission will be made up of the entire teaching staff of the laboratory.

For the achievement of eligibility, it must be verified for each student, the acquisition of the conceptual tools deemed necessary for the correct setting of the degree thesis work and a sufficient state of advancement of the analytical and planning framework of each case study.

Teaching tools

The lecture material will made available electronically in the way indicated at the beginning of the laboratory.

Office hours

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