Posts tagged "structure/ layer/ skin"
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...
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...
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...