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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2014/2015
Scuola Scuola di Architettura e Società
Insegnamento 078752 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE CONTEMPORARY AGE
Docente Garcia Vazquez Carlos Gabriel
Cfu 6.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1136) ARCHITETTURAP12AZZZZ078752 - HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE CONTEMPORARY AGE

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

1.- COURSE CONTENTS.

In order to be inserted in the phenomenon of large scale (main argument of the Laurea Magistrale in Architecture), this course uses the big city as the natural playground where the contemporary architecture was born and developed. The students will face a History of the Contemporary City which is, at the same time, a History of the Contemporary Architecture and a History of the Contemporary Urban Planning.

The historical period of contemporaneity is divided in three phases related to changes of paradigm in economy and philosophy: 1886-1939 (monopolist capitalism and scientifism); 1939-1979 (welfare state and existencialism); and 1979-2007 (late capitalism and relativism). Each period gave birth to a new kind of big city: Metropolis, Megalopolis and Metapolis.

The course makes a parallel approach to this topic: theoretical and practical. The first one will focus in the historical evolution of the idea of landscape and the concept of sustainability. As for the practical approach, it will be accomplished analyzing seven cases of study corresponding to cities that were emblematic in each period: Berlin and New York in the metropolitan one, London and Los Angeles in the megalopolitan one, and Bogotá and Shanghai in the metapolitan one. Exceptionally, the case of Milan will be studied in the three periods.

 

Lectures.

A.- Metropolis, 1886-1939.

A1.-Metropolis.

A2.- Metropolitan landscapes.

A3.-Milan (1).

A4.- Berlin.

A5.-New York.

B.- Megalopolis, 1939-1979.

B1.- Megalopolis.

B2.- Megalopolitan landscapes.

B3.-Milan (2).

B4.- London.

B5.- Los Angeles.

C.- Metapolis, 1979-2007.

C1.- Metapolis.

C2.- Metapolitan landscapes

C3.-Milan (3).

C4.-Shanghai.

C5.-  Bogota.

 

2.-OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES.

Objectives.

- Use the big city as the node that connects contemporary architecture and large scale.

- Convey a complex vision of history, avoiding simplifications and lineal readings.

- Insert the contemporary architecture in its social, political, cultural and productive context.

- Develop a special sensitiveness towards the social and cultural factors that condition architectural and urban projects (positively assessing the contemporary diversity).

Outcomes.

- Ability for architectural critic.

- Ability to work in groups as well as with personal autonomy.

- Ability in research techniques.

- Ability to cope with public debates.


Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Grades.

The final grade will result of the proportional addition of four partial grades:

-          25% corresponding to a research paper. It will be evaluated by the teacher.

-          25% corresponding to the group presentation. It will be evaluated by the rest of the students.

-          25% corresponding to the contribution to the seminar debates. It will be evaluated by the teacher.

- 25% corresponding to 6 short written tests about the readings. It will be evaluated by the teacher

In order to pass the course, the four partial grades have to have been evaluated. In case some of them were not, the student will be able to submit the corresponding task at the end of the term (in the day of the exam). In case no one of them were evaluated, he/she will have to pass, at the end of the term (in the day of the exam), an oral or written exam about the lectures of the course (this will also be the case of the non-assisting students).

If the student passes the final grade corresponding to the four partial one, but wish to improve it, he/she will have to do this same oral or written exam at the end of the term (in the day of the exam) and about the contents of the lectures given in the classes. The grade of this exam will substitute the previous one.


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGeddes, Patrick, Cities in evolution, Anno edizione: 1915
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMumford, Lewis, The culture of cities, Anno edizione: 1938
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMcHarg, Ian, Design with nature , Anno edizione: 1969
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaTurner, John, Housing by people, Anno edizione: 1977
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaWaldheim, Charles (ed.), Landscape urbanism reader, Anno edizione: 2006
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMagnaghi, Alberto, The urban village: a charter for democracy and local self-sustainable development., Anno edizione: 2005

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