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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Faroldi Emilio , Rostagni Cecilia , Vettori Maria Pilar
Cfu 12.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  1.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Soft Skills

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The Final Design Studio provides a complex and multidisciplinary planning experience, combined with the deepening of some specific issues at the center of the practice, culture and contemporary architectural debate. Through a design experimentation characterized in the different laboratories by the various topics and in-depth scale addressed, the common goal is to develop a synthesis project that combines the theoretical argumentation of the proposed theme with the applied activity based on the skills and know-how gained during the three-year educational path.

An innovative teaching activity (1 cfu) entitled "Projectelling" is planned with the aim to increase the communication skills of the results of the design activity.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

After the studio experience the student is able to systematize the different knowledge learned both during the previous years and within the studio, promoting the synergy between scientific, technological, artistic and humanistic disciplines in order to enrich and integrate the reference areas that occur in the design activity.

Argomenti trattati


The contemporary society is going through a gradual process of disintegration of those values and bonds that allow the peaceful coexistence. The city is constantly subject to phenomena characterized by material and immaterial violent impact, which put a strain on its more secular institutions and its urban structure.

In this scenario, the theme of the contemporary design of places for dialogue and for the exercise of functions linked to social inclusion, regains central importance in the contemporary architectural debate. This is also demonstrated by conferences, workshops and exhibitions organized as part of the 15th Venice International Architecture and of the XXI Milan Triennale. These buildings, capable of symbolically and physically order the urban panorama and capable of becoming hubs of integration and acceptance, they are going through a functional and morpho-typological re-thinking, involving the entire architectural discipline. Designers are invited to try their hand in the attempt to find the right balance between the elements of tradition and new contemporary needs. They must understand complexes which are not exclusively rated for worship and care of spirituality, but rather able to become a reference point for the society, places of socialization and integration, places open to the city. The design of such systems is elected by the Laboratory as major challenge for the contemporary architect. These include religious buildings, the facilities connected to it, the reception centers, ancillary services offered by these facilities, sport activities, training and socialization activities for young generations, and many other functions still being defined.


The Architecture of the Dialogue


The significant transformations affecting the city, connected to the infrastructure development and to the evolution of the usage of the space and its buildings, require planning and research activities to be targeted to functional reorganization, typological and morphological actions, following the needs of a society constantly and rapidly changing.

The Final Design Studio “the ARCHITECTURE of the DIALOGUE” aims at stimulating the practice of architectural design as a preferred occasion for valorizing the city and its constituent parts. This will happen through urban regeneration actions to interpret the functions related to socialization, hospitality and worship as founding and meeting places of the birth and evolution of the most structured urban fabrics, always nucleus of social development, economic and cultural centers around which the civitas and the urbs are organized.

The need to produce "sense of place" and "local identity" in urban morphogenesis and redevelopment processes of the settlements invites contemporary design to re-invent the role and the contents of functions which, despite coming from history, are now await a necessary actualization. The orientation of certain areas - open and closed - to constitute themselves as social condensers and connection nodes between the flows of a city, which is now multilayer, promotes a reclaim of the urban space by elevating the practice in ethical and civic phenomenon.



Within the broader issue of reconfiguring of the post-modern city the worship space is now looking for its own and new identity, understood as the field of spiritual and physical experience through dialogue, socialization and reception, in line with the recent intangible phenomena of globalization of thoughts and cultures of peoples. The aim is to recover the meaning attributed to it in the past within the Italian cultural context: urban archetype, aggregation space of the most significant social groups, physical, organizational, morphological center of the city, nodal element of its natural growth and reading module. At the same time, the morphological, functional, organizational traits of the open spaces, and their relationship with the consolidated and evolving city, return to characterize the main transformation proposals of the major European urban systems, by no longer being interpreted as "negative" areas of built fabric. The amplifier role of values and contradictions of architecture is delegated to the "new urban functions", being the architecture itself no longer morphologically and functionally mono-directional.

The Studio interprets the design action as a privileged framework of foreshadowing the developing reality. The Studio elects the practice of constructibility as indispensable assumption of the contemporary status of the architectural project, which is interpreted not only in its conceptual qualities, but in its pragmatic vocation to investigate the implementation methods, priority means of interpretation of the design-construction phenomenon.

Within the Studio, Technological Design becomes tangent or a passing the historical context, taking on this last the main paradigms on which the design action should be based. "You have to know the history in order to forget and to be able to be themselves": this is how Ernesto Nathan Rogers elevates the history to an intangible tool of the project.

Starting from their disciplinary targets, the three teaching modules merge jointly in a single action aimed at the definition of an architectural project for a limited part of the city and its architectural objects, constructible and socially sustainable. The three modules are: “TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTURE” (prof. Emilio Faroldi), “HISTORY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE” (prof. Cecilia Rostagni), “ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION” (prof. Maria Pilar Vettori). 



The Studio is organized in classes, design activities, seminars and collective discussions. The design work will be developed by groups of 2-3 people and also provides during the semester, the tutors' assistance who will accompany the performance of the project activity. The Studio includes seminars -even in the presence of external visiting professors- aimed at checking the progress of the work at the main design stages: concept design, basic design, detail design.

Days will be organized with a startup lecture and then project activities, revisions and seminars to follow. Theoretical apparatus in support of the design (books and handouts) will be disseminated and delivered in conjunction with the classes.

The Studio is optional and can be attended both by students enrolled in the Course of Study in English (Bachelor of Science in “Architectural Design”), both by students enrolled in the Course of Study in Italian (Laurea triennale in “Progettazione dell’Architettura”) 



During the educational path the sequence of the courses and the order of registration of the related exam must follow the priority specified in the study programme regulation.

Modalità di valutazione

Projects submitted during the year as well as the acquired knowledge of both theoretical and methodological contents will be assessed during the final examination and through examinations held during the year, if any: dates and procedures of such examinations will be indicated by professors at the beginning of the Studio.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi, Maria Pilar Vettori, Dialogues of architecture, Editore: LetteraVentidue, Siracusa, Anno edizione: 2018
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi, Maria Pilar Vettori, Dialoghi di Architettura, Editore: LetteraVentidue, Siracusa, Anno edizione: 2018

Edizione in lingua italiana: terza edizione riveduta e aggiornata; Edizione in lingua portoghese: Dialogos de Arquitetura, Editora Siciliano, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1997, Prefazione di Oscar Niemeyer; Edizione in lingua inglese: Dialogues of Architecture, in corso di pubblicazione

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi, Sette note di architettura. Esperienze del progettare contemporaneo, Editore: Mimesis Edizioni, Milano, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 9788857542775
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAlberto Campo Baeza, Principia architectonica, Editore: Editorial Mairea UPM, Research Papers Columbia University, New York, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 978-84-940020-8-3 http://opac.sbn.it/opacsbn/opac/iccu/scheda.jsp?bid=IT%5CICCU%5CPMI%5C0002850

English translation: Francis R. Hitinger, Editorial Mairea UPM

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaFederico Bucci, Marco Mulazzani, Luigi Moretti. Works and writings, Editore: Princeton Architectural Press, Princeton, Anno edizione: 2002, ISBN: 1-56898-306-9 https://eng.archinform.net/quellen/85626.htm
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaKenneth Frampton, Studies in Tectonic Culture. The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 2001, ISBN: 9780262561495 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/studies-tectonic-culture

Edited by John Cava

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaVittorio Gregotti, Inside architecture, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 1996, ISBN: 9780262571159 http://opac.sbn.it/opacsbn/opac/iccu/scheda.jsp?bid=IT%5CICCU%5CPMI%5C0002850

Foreword by Kenneth Frampton, Translated by Peter Wong and Francesca Zaccheo

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAldo Rossi, The Architecture of the City, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 1984, ISBN: 9780262680431 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/architecture-city

Prima Edizione italiana: Milano, 1966

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaGio Ponti, In praise of architecture, Editore: F. W. Dodge Corporation, New York, Anno edizione: 1960

CODICE IDENTIFICATIVO: ITICCUPMI0002850. Traduzione di Amate l'architettura a cura di Giuseppina e Mario Salvadori, Prefazione di Mario Salvadori

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