Parole e concetti dell'architettura

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Abstract

[automatically translated] Introduction First, a conviction: the architecture is a specific make, this specificity is given discipline. This means rules, procedures, methods, precepts, thinking organizations, according to the regional architecture precisely called an ontology. In this sense there is a way of thinking that belongs to the architecture and then the architect, a criticism, a story, and so on. From this consideration we can say that architecture has an autonomous status that, very simply, is the fact that making architecture is not, for example, paint, write music or poetry, or whatever. This architecture will therefore his language, his words, his concepts (R. Masiero, Afterword, in V. Ugo, points of the maze, Bari 1991). Words, architectural concepts, in fact. The use of specific words, with their inner meaning, with their etymological nature, especially in architecture, he never has a secondary value. Often we are witnessing, especially in architecture, in a casual and ambiguous use of terms denoting a poor attitude for linguistic semantics. In front of some concepts like "character", "type" and "morphology" we can not avoid thinking about their meaning, driven above all by the charm that these terms for exercising their taste purely academic, even though they may seem even terms obsolete and stale. It goes without saying how many today consider outdated theoretical notions of type and morphology, and their application at project level. The character-term (highly unusual in today's language of architecture), is seen as his own notion of the architectural culture of the period of Enlightenment, it survived in the academic world for a long time, whose interest is now relegated to the critical historical disciplines. As claimed by Hans-George Gadamer, basic concepts and terms which maintain the architecture of a structured relationship, and with whom we usually work, have their own distinct autonomy and those who do not want to be enslaved by the purely communicative eloquence of language, but applies to the acquisition of a permanent historical cognition, must necessarily tackle "a whole series of problems linked to the history of words and concepts." 1 Perhaps the best antecedent is to examine some of these issues, it will only approaches to the company that you should take. Concepts such as "character" "Type", "morphology" - which we see as obvious - encapsulate a number of indications of clarification, and since we constantly refer to them, you will look at the beginning of puntualizzarne the meaning and the different interpretations that architectural culture hitherto expressed. The following notations were used as tracks for the lessons of the courses of "typological and morphological architecture" held at the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo. Their purpose (and therefore of course) is to make explicit the prevailing character of the educational process of architecture. Accommodation and morphology appear today, "dated" issues that accompany pedantic arguments and overly conceptual, as necessarily have to be pedantic and rigorous descriptions of the aspects and mechanisms of a specific cognitive process. Perhaps eliminating the reasoning from prejudice, from misunderstandings and ideological qualms (as well as the claims of disciplinary certainties) you can bring the discussion back to the investigation of the relationship between analysis and architectural phenomenon, including type and methodological aspects of the project. All this is not to give absolute answers or to emphasize personal views, but rather to ask the questions and forward the answers. The 'livell by misunderstandings and ideological qualms (as well as the claims of disciplinary certainties) you can bring the discussion back to the investigation of the relationship between analysis and architectural phenomenon, including type and methodological aspects of the project. All this is not to give absolute answers or to emphasize personal views,
Original languageItalian
PublisherItinera Lab Editrice
Number of pages96
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-88-905371-5-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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