Posts tagged "landmark"
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 the end, a history of...
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...
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, it seems, all we can...
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...
USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport

Project Description This new campus takes a contextual approach, integrating physically, culturally, and historically with Beirut’s urban tissue. Conceptually an urban block with sculpted voids, the building’s hollow spaces define six autonomous blocks and construct multiple viewpoints across Beirut, connecting students to their dynamic setting. The voids also generate a street-level meeting space, which flows...