Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and ability to communicate
The goal is consolidation of fundamental acquisitions to the correct and complete description of urban environment and its components, in order to its comprehensive and multifaceted understanding and representation.
The aim is pursued through the refinement of ability to understand urban environment, both in terms of quantity and quality, in order to understand and describe the place at different scales, architectural space and its components, through development of a knowledge of representation, especially those relating to new digital instrumentation design, on urban representation scales.
At the exam the student must have developed the ability to critically evaluate what tools and techniques of representation are the most suitable in graphical depiction of urban survey and its specific issues.
Through the proper use of computerized design tools, will test the ability to apply knowledge gained through development of adequate communication skills implemented through identification and use of more suitable computerized design tools.
The final exercise assigned in final summary workshop, expressed through drawings of survey representation of urban areas, aims to consolidate the student in reading and analyzing urban building and in proper use of its representation methods: the student should have acquired knowledge and skills of discipline to deal with, hereafter, a deepening and a standalone application of these aspects.
Course contents summary
In detail, the lessons will be organized on the following topics:
The iconographic and historical research on the urban scale - issues relevant to the urban scale, aiming at establishment and knowledge of urban image - reading of base mapping and elaboration of thematic analysis - Symbols for specific interventions in historic centers - UNI 7310/74 - speed survey of building facades and graphic rendering - perceptual aspects of urban environment and how to read qualitative representation.
Experiences of urban survey: Via Emilia and Parma; Parma public spaces; religious structures and Parma urban center; first Parma north suburb; the main trade routes of Parma; Navelli and Civitaretenga.
K. Lynch – L’immagine della città – Padova, 1964
A. Rossi – L’architettura della città – Milano, 1966
R. Arnheim – La dinamica della forma architettonica – Milano, 1981
L. Nuti – Ritratti di città. Visione e memoria tra Medioevo e Settecento – Venezia, 1996
B. Zevi – Saper vedere la città – Torino, 1997
C. Aymonino – Il significato delle città – Venezia, 2000
E. Turri – La megalopoli padana – Venezia, 2000
J. Rykwert – L’idea di città – Milano, 2002
About urban survey:
C. Vernizzi - Parma e la via Emilia. Città storica, città moderna e asse fondativo: rilievo e rappresentazione - Mattioli 1885, Fidenza, 2004.
G.A. Massari, C. Pellagatta, E. Bonaria – Rilievo urbano e ambientale – Libreria Clup – Milano 2006
D. Coppo, C. Boido (a cura di) - Rilievo urbano. Conoscenza e rappresentazione della città consolidata - Alinea Editrice, Firenze, 2010
The program is conducted by identifying the right mode of reading and representation of the urban environment, its paths and environments and through the representation of its components, meaning the drawing as a means of documentation and study for the representation of the architectural and urban context.
In every lessons it is analyzed the role of representation for the management of urban survey, through the identification of quantitative and qualitative components that characterize the urban image.
For this reason, after dealing with the methodological aspects of this discipline, numerous experiences of urban survey are presented, conducted on different areas and with different purposes, in order to emphasize the different disciplinary peculiarities.
Assessment methods and criteria
The examination is held in oral form, through the presentation and discussion of graphic representation of an urban survey drawn up on an agreed urban context, considered as evidence of the formation, understood as a critical capability for selecting the most appropriate representation techniques.
Prepare projects 80% divided as follows
Explanation of theoretical aspects (knowledge)
Graphic applications (competence)
Autonomous choice of representation mode
Oral examination 20% divided as follows
Theoretical questions (knowledge)
Graphic applications (competence)
Properties of exposure (communication skills)