Posts tagged "groundmark/ landmark"
IDENTITY AND RECOGNIZABILITY IN THE SPACE OF FLOWS. Matteo Fraschini

IDENTITY AND RECOGNIZABILITY IN THE SPACE OF FLOWS. Matteo Fraschini

  Space of flows, rhizomatic city, metropolitan region; the size and scale of current spatial and social relationships call for a look at the built environment that is capable of registering the complexity of this articulated geographic structure and collocates large and small, dense and sparse, slow and fast in the right position. The broad...
SKYSCRAPERS IN ASIA. Neil Leach

SKYSCRAPERS IN ASIA. Neil Leach

  On the last day of August 2003 the number of skyscrapers in Asia surpassed that in the United States.  A crisis in the Western psyche. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur had already stolen the coveted title of world’s tallest building from the Sears Building in Chicago. Now the ultimate insult: not only did...
CONTEMPORARY FIGURES OF  ARCHITECTURAL/URBAN SPACES. Matteo Fraschini

CONTEMPORARY FIGURES OF ARCHITECTURAL/URBAN SPACES. Matteo Fraschini

  In a metropolitan dimension where its scale has “compromised” the classical figures of public spaces it looks important to take our attention on the landscape theme as a necessary actor of this reality in continuity with the urban fabric. This complex mix of urban system is often described in term of net city, space...
NERVI AND NEW NORCIA. Annette Condello

NERVI AND NEW NORCIA. Annette Condello

Nervi and New Norcia: Italian Modernism in the Australian Outback   Annette Condello Curtin University       This essay analyses Pier Luigi Nervi’s New Norcia Cathedral and Monastery scheme (1957-1961), an unrealized project near Perth, Western Australia. This particular scheme directed Australian attention to the Italian’s work, later leading to Nervi’s involvement with the...
INHABITED FIGURES. Matteo Fraschini

INHABITED FIGURES. Matteo Fraschini

Bigness: Architectural entity at urban scale or Urban entity at architectural scale? Beyond a certain critical mass, a building becomes a Big Building. Such a mass can no longer be controlled by a single architectural gesture, or even by any combination of architectural gestures. This impossibility triggers the autonomy of its parts, but that is...