Learning outcomes of the course unit
Communications are intended to provide students with the tools to analyze qualitatively and quantitatively the area and especially the urban centers that belong to it.
These purposes involve a double operation: detect from the real (set of surveys intended to understanding the analized object) and translate into an ordered set of data and signs - by means of an operation of critical synthesis - the only information required to meet the purposes for which the survey was carried out.
It is, therefore, to acquire a methodology able to allow the reading of the multiple components to the scale of city and territory and those of their urban scale in view of a project that change the anthropic environment (conservation, restoration and protection, new building) or aimed at the documentation or the single-cataloging historical analysis.
Particular attention will be paid to:
1. the relationship between built and geographical context of belonging;
2. the growing criteria of building fabric;
3. the role of each building within the urban context;
4. buildings on historical-linguistics matrix;
5. buildings on compositional-building characters;
6. connective tissue;
7. the street furniture elements;
8. urban green.
Communications, from the analysis of some methodological issues, will provide students with a range of cognitive instrumental and expressive experiences, that will be useful to support the activities foreseen in the final workshop.
Course contents summary
- Purpose of Urban Survey.
- The tradition of urban survey in Italy.
- Methods and tools for the detection and analysis of the urban context: the relationship between natural and built environment, reference map, urban fronts survey, reading and definition of quality values of the urban image.
- Methods and tools for the urban survey: reference map, the importance of qualitative and quantitative data on the sectors and urban axes, coding systems, a critical reading of the building fabric and of the major roads in an urban center (training and successive stages of growth).
- The relationship between analysis and project.
A. Cavallari Murat – Metodi e ricerca in tema di rioni storici. Rinnovamento nel rilievo urbanistico-architettonico – Torino, 1968
A. Baculo Giusti – Napoli al quattromila. Assonometria e pianta sinottica della città – Napoli, 1996
C. Cundari (a cura di) - Il rilevamento urbano. Tipologia. Procedure. Informatizzazione. - Materiali della ricerca co-finanziata dal MIUR nel 2000, Roma, 2003
G.A. Massari, C. Pellegatta, E. Bonaria - Rilievo Urbano e ambientale - Libreria CLUP, Milano, 2006
A. Rolando - Forma, geometria, struttura per il disegno dell’architettura, della città e del paesaggio - CittàStudi Edizioni, Novara, 2008
D. Coppo, C. Boido (a cura di) - Rilievo urbano. Conoscenza e rappresentazione delle città consolidata - Alinea Editrice, Firenze, 2010
L. Mumford – La città nella storia – Milano, 1961
R. Arnheim – La dinamica della forma architettonica – Milano, 1981
K. Lynch – L’immagine della città – Padova, 1964
G. Caniggia e G. L. Maffei – Lettura dell’edilizia di base – Venezia, 1979
J. Rykwert – L’idea di città – Milano, 2002
S. Ranellucci – Il restauro urbano. Teoria e prassi – Torino, 2003
Lectures and exercises assigned revisions
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of the presentation of urban survey drawings made up on the agreed topics, considered as evidence that the training seen as critical skills for selecting the most appropriate representation techniques and by an interview concerning the addressed issues during the lessons.