On - line: Arcduecittà special edition - Athens Programme 2016. The art of building the city. Arcduecittà special edition - Athens Programme 2016. The art of building the city.  [ select 'numbers' to download the full pdf [ENG] for free ]

On – line: Arcduecittà special edition – Athens Programme 2016. The art of building the city. Arcduecittà special edition – Athens Programme 2016. The art of building the city. [ select ‘numbers’ to download the full pdf [ENG] for free ]

Out today Arcduecittà special edition – Athens Programme 2016. The art of building the city. [ select ‘numbers’ to download the full pdf [ENG] for free ]
Valentina Sumini won the competition published by NASA "Mars City Design Competition 2017"

Valentina Sumini won the competition published by NASA “Mars City Design Competition 2017”

Valentina Sumini won the competition published by NASA “Mars City Design Competition 2017” with the project: Redwood forest. Trees from our past and future. [complete article]
 Space and imagination

 Space and imagination

Cézanne’s painting (Mont Saint Victoire – 1905) is one of the artworks that inaugurated the quest for modernity through the twofold engagement with the landscape looked at point by point and his engagement with the canvas touched by the brush point by point. Because of Cézanne’s essential study of the...
n-0. Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo

n-0. Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo

“0-n” is a collection of master thesis which I oversaw as supervisor at Politecnico di Milano. These books are a platform of heterogeneity, which find their common field in the theory of weakness, as imperfect and manifold way of knowledge. The aim is to experience an alternative method for contemporary...
Ten Canonical Buildings 1950-2000. Alessandra De Bastiani Menna

Ten Canonical Buildings 1950-2000. Alessandra De Bastiani Menna

Ten Canonical Buildings 1950-2000 can be completely understood only if they are picked connections with Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques, where the critical textual reading, or close reading, it is put into operation for the first time methodically. Peter Eisemann, proposes a technique of architectural study, the writing of invisible relationships between...
LES BIJOUX DISCRETS. NOTES ON AN ARCHITECTURAL RESISTANCE. Lorenzo Degli Esposti

LES BIJOUX DISCRETS. NOTES ON AN ARCHITECTURAL RESISTANCE. Lorenzo Degli Esposti

Is the work of architecture futile or useful? On one hand, continuous polemics against iconic architecture, if subject to capital, seem to shift the problem and muddle the discourse. The decadence of the formal research within commercial dynamics must not be read as the ineluctable destiny the work of architecture...
ARCHITECTURE AND REPRESENTATION. Peter Eisenman

ARCHITECTURE AND REPRESENTATION. Peter Eisenman

  First, I want to thank the Brera Academy. It is a great honor. As part of that honor I would like to share a few personal thoughts with you. Many scholars have noted the impossibility of a stable language after the Holocaust, that a poetic language, like German, could...
Ideas for the 2016 workshop. Ernesto d'Alfonso

Ideas for the 2016 workshop. Ernesto d’Alfonso

Introducing the course on the art of building a city, during an academic year in which we perceived the necessity of examining in depth the technical aspects of the method. The discussed topic – the epicentre that constitutes the point of arrival of the fluxes space – indeed is contemplated by the citizens provided with...
The physical form of structures for architectural design. Claudio Chesi

The physical form of structures for architectural design. Claudio Chesi

The teaching of Structural Mechanics, as it is offered in Architecture Schools, suffered and is still suffering of an excess of formalization of knowledge. As a result, the deductive reasoning is privileged, in order to introduce these concepts not only in a correct way, but also as formally refined as possible. This approach – starting...
Redwood Forest. Trees of our past and future

Redwood Forest. Trees of our past and future

Architectural concept On Mars, our city will resemble the functions of a forest, using the local resources to breathe life into our community. Designing a forest symbolizes also the potential for expansive, outwards growth across Mars and the eventual possibility of terraforming its surface which would lead to the emergence of a second truly living...
XXI International Exposition of Triennale di Milano, Design after Design

XXI International Exposition of Triennale di Milano, Design after Design

  Official event of XXI International Exposition of Triennale di Milano, Design After Design INDIAN ARCHITECTURE BUILDING DEMOCRACY: A WARM MODERNITY An Exhibition on the Origins of Participatory Architecture and further Fortune Museo Diocesano 2 April – 12 September curatorship, Maddalena d’Alfonso advisory, R. Mehrotra – photo, M. Introini – art direction, S. Mandato contributors,...
THE ART OF DRAWING AMONG THE MODERNS

THE ART OF DRAWING AMONG THE MODERNS

THE SERIES AND THE PARADIGM. FRANCO PURINI AND THE ART OF DRAWING AMONG THE MODERNS To the Tesler Generation Nearly a quarter of a century has gone by since the beginning of the digital revolution, which, substantially modifying processes of graphical and architectural representation, completely transformed architectural practices’ organisation and productive processes. It seems now is...
Calls from papers

Calls from papers

Calls from papers per n. 2 deadline 30th November 2014 It is possible to read and download ArcDueCittà magazine on this website: http://www.arcduecitta.it. Those contributors that we want to involve are young architects engaged in the profession or the academy, with the aim of promoting dialogue on the meaning of architecture. We expect that the...
History and theory of architecture, University of Cape Town, - Contemporary architectural design method (Politecnico di Milano)

History and theory of architecture, University of Cape Town, – Contemporary architectural design method (Politecnico di Milano)

I’ll introduce this series of lectures by showing the works that some students of the course “Contemporary architectural design methods” held in Politecnico di Milan from 2010 to 2013 that focused the deep relationship between theory practice and tools in contemporary architecture. The complexity of the contemporary architectural and urban scene requires an investigation on...
History and theory of architecture, University of Cape Town, Matteo Fraschini - INTRODUCTION

History and theory of architecture, University of Cape Town, Matteo Fraschini – INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION   The aim of the course is to give a point of view about theory of architecture as an operative design tool. In this sense design is seen as a discipline that requires a method to transform an idea to something material; a strategy that allows us to select elements and/or physical characters and...
History and theory of architecture, University of Cape Town, Matteo Fraschini

History and theory of architecture, University of Cape Town, Matteo Fraschini

Foreword This Virtual space is for me an opportunity: the idea of this readings is to collect and organize lectures, research and studies into a framework focusing on contemporary design tools and methods.  These studies are the result of a research started in the Phd School of architectural and urban design of the Politecnico di...

Block, Superblock and Megablock, A short history. David Graham Shane

  The block has been a basic element of urbanism since the beginning of cities. The ascending terms, block, superblock and megablock indicate a changing capacity and scale of urban organization and form over time. The sequence marks the block as an element in a clear urban hierarchy associated with ever growing cities; the historic...
The Art of Building Cities*: a project for the XXI century city

The Art of Building Cities*: a project for the XXI century city

      Politecnico di Milano_the ATHENS programme_Nov  16th-23rd   2013 The Art of Building Cities*: a project for the XXI century city professors responsible: Ernesto d’Alfonso, Lorenzo Degli Esposti participating professors and researchers: Antonella Contin, Ernesto d’Alfonso, Maddalena d’Alfonso, Lorenzo Degli-Esposti, Ariela Rivetta, Andrea Vercellotti POLI9. *The Art of Urban Composition Intensive Course 18th_22th Nov....
IC CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL  DESIGNING METHODS 2012-13_ STUDIES ON CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL TYPOLOGIES

IC CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNING METHODS 2012-13_ STUDIES ON CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL TYPOLOGIES

IC CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNING METHODS 2012-13 STUDIES ON CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL TYPOLOGIES prof. Matteo Fraschini tutors: Raana Saffari, Nicolò Pini Final Review 03-07-2013 h.9.30 room N.2.1 jury: Proff:  E. d’Alfonso, Antonella Contin, Michele Moreno, Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Chiara Donisi, Giuseppe Boi