Traslazioni dalla teoria al progetto

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Abstract

[automatically translated] This paper illustrates the complexity of the relationship between the theory of architecture, design and architecture made. The argument, given its size, is only partially dealt with, tracing some general aspects and focusing on some particular cases. The book is written from the processing of products on many occasions quite different from each other: lectures, seminars, meetings. Although the writings belong to the times sometimes far apart, they are crossed by the same strands of thought. One of them is the question, in our view, essential, the emptiness of metaphorical and symbolic content which architecture is subject. Compared to this cultural issue, which certainly is not just about architecture but it is general, reflections developed by Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger remain central and increasingly valid than a culture which constantly increases its technocratic attitude. Numerous issues in which he struggles contemporary architectural design can not be properly addressed if not in the light of the meditations of these thinkers. We refer to the advent of computer technology, the pragmatizzazione of architectural design, to the increasingly frequent attempts - see environmental impact assessment, certification of quality, cost-benefit analysis - to inscribe the project in a quantitative dimension and measurable and, deceptively rationalized. For these purposes it is essential to single out some particularly significant milestones in the evolution of architectural thought. In relation to this second line of thought permeates the development of this text: is the one that recognizes these symptomatic stages in the contributions of Leon Battista Alberti, Claude Perrault and Jean Luis Nicolas Durand. It remains our conviction that only an appropriate recognition of their positions can profitably introduce the debate on contemporary architectural design. The first chapter deals with a relatively limited topic: the relationship that exists between constitutional principles and design, drawing, briefly, the path that leads from the principles to the construction. In the second chapter the same theme is repeated but this time, not in its essence; it rather investigates the complications, contamination and specificity. What had been linearly described in the first chapter, in the second, he problematized. The third chapter deals with a theme more specific and also shifts the attention to the architecture representatively. This chapter describes a central and symptomatic question of theoretical reflections on the architectural representation, that of the "linearity." The fourth chapter is that, most of all, deals with the translations of thought from general knowledge to architectural design, rather than the more specific the project's theory: what is seen through the case of hospital design. A very specific local case of translations between thought and building, between theory and construction, to Palermo, is the topic of the last chapter. The third chapter deals with a theme more specific and also shifts the attention to the architecture representatively. This chapter describes a central and symptomatic question of theoretical reflections on the architectural representation, that of the "linearity." The fourth chapter is that, most of all, deals with the translations of thought from general knowledge to architectural design, rather than the more specific the project's theory: what is seen through the case of hospital design. A very specific local case of translations between thought and building, between theory and construction, to Palermo, is the topic of the last chapter. The third chapter deals with a theme more specific and also shifts the attention to the architecture representatively. This chapter describes a central and symptomatic question of theoretical reflections on the architectural representation, that of the "linearity." The fourth chapter is that, most of all, deals with the trans
Original languageItalian
PublisherUnknown Publisher
Volume4
ISBN (Print)887704-5558
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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