Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1217) ARCHITETTURA E DISEGNO URBANO - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
051510 - HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
Contemporary Architecture History programs usually deal with the critical analysis of capital topics of architectural debate and with the most significant works of the period from 1945 up today. This period corresponds to the crisis of the Modern Movement and the diffusion of heterogeneous addresses of postmodern culture. The educational goal of teaching is to make students aware - through critical analysis of ideas, events and works - of the process of development of the architectural culture that offered, and is still offering, the terms of the ongoing disciplinary debate. The aim of the teaching is to propose them an orientation on the different research addresses to stimulate a conscious definition of their own design orientation. The Professors will develop this training program on the base of their own personal approach to architectural history and teaching methods.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
- gain knowledge and understanding of the history of contemporary architecture, acquiring skills and tools for conducting historical and critical research;
- are capable of furthering their knowledge of topics relating to the history, theory and practice of design through analysis of books, texts and multimedia, collection and indexing of case studies, and direct observation.
Is urban planning visible? V
(Far vedere l’urbanistica V)
Architecture, Urban Planning and Distribution Networks
Is urban planning visible? In which way and to which degree does it shape the built environment of a modern city? What are the traces of the superposing planning proposals and interventions of the technical infrastructure? Do they influence the form of the surrounding individual buildings or does the architectural form remain autonomous and to which degree?
Urban planning is a young discipline that emerged as an offspring of engineering, architecture, local administration, and social science at the turn of the last century in Great Britain, in the US, and in Germany. During the last hundred years it had a decisive impact on the formation of the modern big city varying around the world under the different political and economic conditions. It reached a first peak in the interwar period and a second one in the reconstruction and modernization period after the Second World War. In recent years due to neoliberal tendencies we face a certain decline of its influence in favour of private investment decision.
Urban planning comprises more than the planning of land use and infrastructure. It reaches from technical or social infrastructure to the general regulation of construction activities but also has to fulfil tasks concerning the general representation of political power, has to react to changing social structures and as it’s shaping the general conditions of private and public life. Often the traces of these activities aren’t visible at first sight. They may be concealed or had been physically invisible from the very beginning. Uncovering traces of urban planning, proposed or realized, in the existing built environment can help to better understand the links and interactions between planning and architecture, the relation of planning and building to other individual and spontaneous activities in the urban fabric, and thus to assess the autonomy of architecture in an metropolitan context.
The course will consist of two parts, a lecture series and a project seminar:
The lecture series will introduce to the trajectory of urban planning in relation to architecture presenting famous planning projects, influential planning competitions and important planning theories and debates. Far from being exhaustive these examples will be restrained to paradigmatic cases from different countries of Europe and overseas.
The project seminar will be asking for the impact of distribution networks on the urban fabric. In small groups the participants will visit buildings and situations in or around Milan, which in different way are representing former and recent poles of distribution like wholesale markets, warehouses, logistic centres et cetera. The task of the working groups will be to describe how these buildings or situations and their respective networks appear in the urban fabric. In a second step the groups will investigate the function of the respective network in the metropolitan context and their impact on the surrounding urban quarters. In a third step they will confront their empirical findings with information from primary and secondary sources like maps, reports, planning literature and alike. For this step a reading capacity of Italian will be of great help.
Modalità di valutazione
During the semester the intermediate results of these investigations will be presented and discussed in three consecutive steps. These presentations are a central element of the seminar and will define two thirds of the final notification. The remaining third will be resulting of the final presentation and report, which has to contain the essential outcome of the group’s research, not necessarily in the form of a written paper but as well as a visualisation or display of any appropriate kind.
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese