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 –...
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...
 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...
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...
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...
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  
DEEPmilano_architectural design workshop

DEEPmilano_architectural design workshop

Scuola di Architettura e Società, Politecnico di Milano Architectural & Urban Forum, Milano media partner: ArcDueCittà www.arcduecitta.it direction: Lorenzo Degli Esposti coordination: Stefano Antonelli final jury: Carlo Bertelli, Marco Biraghi, Ernesto d’Alfonso, Peter Eisenman, Franco Purini, Ilaria Valente, Daniele Vitale September 2013 Scuola di Architettura e Società, Politecnico di Milano...
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...
Paris la Nuit_nocturnal chronicles_Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Paris la Nuit_nocturnal chronicles_Pavillon de l’Arsenal

THIS IS THE TIME OF THE NIGHT For over a decade, the night has been calling on the political agenda of the cultural and economic Metropolis: it is currently a major focus of development and attractiveness and it shapes the organization of employment, culture and tourism within global cities. In...
NYIT - PoliMi SPRING 2013 Workshop

NYIT – PoliMi SPRING 2013 Workshop

Politecnico di Milano, scuola di architettura e società – New York Institute of Technology- School of Arch. & Design Laboratorio Tematico Opzionale (prof Antonella. Contin, Massimiliano Nastri, Ed Wall) Ic contemporary architectural designing methods (prof. Matteo Fraschini, Micheal Schwarting) Prof Giovanni Santamaria Steering Committee: Graham Shane, Ernesto d’Alfonso, Emilio Faroldi,...
Suspended City : L’Aquila After the Earthquake of 2009

Suspended City : L’Aquila After the Earthquake of 2009

  On April 6, 2009, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the medieval city of L’Aquila in central Italy. Three hundred people lost their lives and 70,000 lost their homes in the catastrophe, and eighty percent of the historic center of the city was destroyed or damaged. Government response in the...
Ard Al-Liwa. New centrality. Juries March 2013. D.G. Shane

Ard Al-Liwa. New centrality. Juries March 2013. D.G. Shane

I was impressed by the overall quality of the work although I only saw 5 schemes in detail. The student presentations were clear and often concise allowing for time to investigate the ideas in the project in depth, if not a full critique. The overall discussion with the group at...
International Workshop_  Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

International Workshop_ Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

  Politecnico di Milano, scuola di architettura e società – New York Institute of Technology- School of Arch. & Design Laboratorio Tematico Opzionale (prof Antonella. Contin, Massimiliano Nastri, Ed Wall) Ic contemporary architectural designing methods (prof. Matteo Fraschini, Micheal Schwarting) Prof Giovanni Santamaria Steering Committee: Graham Shane, Ernesto d’Alfonso, Emilio...
CrosScapeS. Urbanized Territories and Integrated Methodologies. Giovanni Santamaria

CrosScapeS. Urbanized Territories and Integrated Methodologies. Giovanni Santamaria

      “Territory is the positive result of collaboration between man and nature, our condition of existence, but also our irreparable patrimony. In the territory is the inner meaning of man and civilization, their relationship with the natural world…” (S. Muratori, Civilta’ e Territorio).   Movement of people, items,...
ABOUT SPACE. Ernesto d'Alfonso

ABOUT SPACE. Ernesto d’Alfonso

  Last time I mentioned two basic issues for architecture: the symbolic suspension of time, which inaugurates the anthropic space of the city, indispensable to chronicle and history, and the question between history and archaeology. History is first of all a matter of human deeds. Archaeology of urban events. In...
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...
TODAY AND ARCHEOLOGY. Ernesto d'Alfonso

TODAY AND ARCHEOLOGY. Ernesto d’Alfonso

Time seems to be the sole problem of today’s architecture, its only yardstick. Zeitgeist, the present. As if space did not matter anymore. Certainly, the principle of duration has fallen by the wayside, as if everything that goes beyond the present need were merely a rejection of consumption. As people,...
HOW TO ASSIGN THE VOID – an alternative to urban sprawl. Clément Blanchet

HOW TO ASSIGN THE VOID – an alternative to urban sprawl. Clément Blanchet

            A VOID TO BE CHARGED   It would have been too unrealistic to think we can control the perimeter of the land given for the PEX (Parc des Exposition) competition. The site is a large agricultural land at the north edge of Toulouse city....

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

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...

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

      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....
Call for papers

Call for papers

Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977 “To know does not mean to catch, in the sense of capturing, appropriating, making available to the subject a given portion of reality, but representing the reality to the subject, in accessible forms to him.” (Ernst Cassier) Today the city is attacked by phenomena of uniformity...
Cairo Ard Al-Liwa new west Centrality project_ Missing the middle. Antonella Contin

Cairo Ard Al-Liwa new west Centrality project_ Missing the middle. Antonella Contin

The Research Group MSLab _ Measure and scale of contemporary city  of the DAStU Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at the School of Architecture and Society _ Politecnico di Milano is interested in the questions on what values, interests and aspirations are reflected in the Urban and Architectural project right now, as well as...
PAPERS FROM SCHOOL

PAPERS FROM SCHOOL

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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

  LONDON Our approach and the project Ed Wall The project, Reshaping the Urban Border, is an ambitious plan to research and transform the Bishopsgate Goodsyard in East London. Designed by Camilla Degli Esposti is was developed in conversation with Professor D’Alfonso, in Milan, and myself based in London. Camilla and I met over several...
Ard Al-Liwa. New centrality. Pedro Ortiz

Ard Al-Liwa. New centrality. Pedro Ortiz

  Cairo is expanding at an annual pace of 4%. It is expected to reach 19 million inhabitants in the near future. Two types of land are available for that expansion: The formal new towns and the informal fertile agricultural land of the Nile Valley and Delta. The formal new towns are expensive for the...
CRITICAL RECONSTRUCTION AS URBAN PRINCIPLE. Michele Caja

CRITICAL RECONSTRUCTION AS URBAN PRINCIPLE. Michele Caja

Starting from the exhibition Rational Architecture: The reconstruction of the European City (Bruxelles 1978)1, which is the sequel on a more international scale of a previous exhibition coordinated by Aldo Rossi at the Triennale di Milano (Architettura razionale, Milano 19732), the concept of reconstruction, applied to the particular case of the European city, is introduced...
RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OBJECT AND CONTEXT. MEGAFORMS: ‘CONTAINED’ OR ‘CONTAINER’. Raana Saffari Siahkali

RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OBJECT AND CONTEXT. MEGAFORMS: ‘CONTAINED’ OR ‘CONTAINER’. Raana Saffari Siahkali

‘The meaning is not in the things but in between them.’ (Norman O Brown – 1973) ‘The origin of architecture is not the primitive hut, but the making of ground, to establish a cosmic order around the surrounding chaos of nature’ (V. Gregotti – 1983) ‘Now we have made e new nature- this technological urbanized...
Un[Expected] Mate[Reality] Workshop

Un[Expected] Mate[Reality] Workshop

  OVERVIEW Un[Expected] Mate[Reality] Workshop is a week-long  intensive workshop which offers an opportunity to students, researchers and young designers to explore methods and tools related to innovative topics of the architectural discipline. The Workshop is the first of a series of initiatives based in the School of Architecture and Society of Politecnico di Milano and...