Built environments and inherited landscapes: culture, signs and bionimetic models of the resilient city / Ambienti costruiti e paesaggi ereditati: cultura, segni e modelli bionimetici della città resiliente

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Abstract

Culture is "a hereditary memory of a community and expresses a determined system of signs and models". There are material and immaterial signs and models aimed at understanding and interpreting a built environment. The environments built "inherited" are the scene of heterogeneous cultural and historical transformations and are formed by an unlimited number of signs and models in mutual connection and "interference". Between the forms of the natural space and those of the built space there is materially an aggregation. Sometimes this aggregation is cohesive while at other times it is discordant. Many inherited landscapes are characterized by a persistent incompatibility. This also happens because the forms and techniques of the building have not known and sometimes did not want to create this cohesion. In some cases this incompatibility is the sign, the result, of a lack of knowledge and a wrong interpretation of the reality of the places. Sometimes these disagreements have produced "incomplete" or degraded landscapes and caused environmental disasters.In the metropolis the built environments "inherited" are of different nature, sometimes we can decode them as spaces in harmony with the existing, whether natural or already anthropized, other times we perceive a sharp contrast and an inadequate transformation of the existing. Many in the world are cities "built" against nature "and that are struggling with natural elements. Cities that copy nature, use the biological factor transforming it into artificial spaces that mimic nature. This leads to two possible interpretations: the victory of intelligence over natural elements or the alteration of the natural order ". These observations are suggestions for a possible interpretation of built environments and inherited landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe XIV INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF HERITAGE’S REHABILITATION
Pages1-1886
Number of pages1886
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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