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The emerging role of Urban Morphology in practicing and teaching architectural and urban design

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dc.contributor.author Camiz, Alessandro
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-07T10:28:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-07T10:28:47Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Alessandro Camiz, The emerging role of Urban Morphology in practicing and teaching architectural and urban design, in Elena Konstantinidou, Dimitra Nikolaou eds., Place and Locality vs. modernism: Examples of emerging new paradigms in Architectural Design, NTUA, Athens 2019, pp.70-79. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9786188073487
dc.identifier.uri http://research.arc.uniroma1.it:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/1166
dc.description (Proceedings of the International Conference and Student Workshop, 16‐23 July 2017, School of Architecture, NTUA, Athens, Greece) http://archi-med-es.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/locality-vs-Modernism_proceedings-ISDN.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1q9s_kHoBZ777GwQrB_M20cQ8BYnzC7K9s551SBA-LxZFPHub95drvq_E en_US
dc.description.abstract The querelle between modern and traditional urban design has alimented in the past decades diverging phenomena such as the new urbanism, the so-called vernacular architecture and the landscape urbanism on one hand, and the extreme radical neo or ultra-modernist approaches on the other side, each establishing clearly a different and diverging position within the international debate. The urban morphology approach, as developed in time by the Italian school of Saverio Muratori and Gianfranco Caniggia and their followers, has developed a methodology for architectural and urban design, which is neither the radical reproposal of the ultra-modernist style, nor the nostalgic reference to vernacular forms. The Italian school of Urban Morphology proposes a methodology for urban and architectural design based on the reconstruction of the formation process of the built organism, the types, the aggregates, and the territorial cycles. Upon the full understanding of these multi scalar processes, it is then possible to develop the project as the last phase of an ongoing process. A last phase, conceived as contemporary on one hand, but not opposing itself to history on the other, deriving its vitality from the understanding of the formation process of building types and urban tissues so to be the continuation of the past into the future. The paper illustrates briefly the formation process of palaces and public squares through some well-known examples, and proposes a project that applied the same methodology in the design. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Architecture, National Technical University, Athens, Greece School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece School of Architecture, University of Sapienza, Rome, Italy Valles School of Architecture, UPC Barcelona Tech, Barcelona, Spain School of Architecture, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus School of Architecture, Institute Manuel Teixera Gomez, Portimao, Portugal Co-Funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Union en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher NTUA, Athens en_US
dc.subject urban morphology en_US
dc.subject public space en_US
dc.subject urban design en_US
dc.subject Theory of architecture en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.title The emerging role of Urban Morphology in practicing and teaching architectural and urban design en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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