Ruolo della morfologia nel processo epistemologico della città tra contesti, sistemi e iconologia

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Formulating a "point of view" focused on the central theme of the "structural" morphology of architecture and of city, we will try to develop some epistemic reflections, sometimes basing both on analytical-semantic logics and critical-relational interpretations. An initial theoretical approach is that consisting of those forms that Foucault would have defined as "devices" and that play the role of analytical operators and design principles. Through such reasoning we will try to lead also the discussion towards the investigation of relationships between the logic of morphological analysis and the architectural phenomenon, between typology and methodological aspects of architectural design arriving at those forms of critical interpretative and relational referred to urban phenomena, particularly proposed by the architect Giuseppe Samonà, which highlight gnoseological intuitions involving the "knowing theory". Certainly all these reflections are not done in order to give absolute answers or personal points of view, but rather in order to pose questions and to advance answers. Concerning the disciplinary field, morphology seems to indicate the topological dimension of architecture defined by the act of settlement. Settling down is, after all, the action to "identify a place in the territory, to imagine how living and the possible life in it. The choice of build where and how is loaded with meaning and consequences because, as in a journey, much of the future trip will depend on the departure. The natural elements, the topographical differences of the site, the perimeter within which the landscape or the city is enclosed, in addition to the urban density are the parameters by which this first act - which is already the architecture - is measured. The layout is the foundation of the idea, the first sign traced in the earth through which the principle of settlement is manifested and made visible" (Souto de Moura, 1999).
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)156-161
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021


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