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Inside a new form of the city

The Urban Design Atelier INSIDE A NEW FORM OF THE CITY is proposed as a design survey on the territory of the productive hinterland around Turin. It is the ville industrielle seen from the outside (or another ville industrielle). In this type of research, the project is used as an instrument of knowledge of the territory, not only as an organized set of indications or rules that guide its transformation. Through drawings, writings, words, the project measures itself with the specific characters of the territory it observes without reducing its complexity.

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Dall’urbanistica dei luoghi all’urbanistica dei corpi

On 2 December 2020 will be held the Lectio Magistralis “From urban planning of places to urban planning of bodies” by Prof. Cristina Bianchetti of the Polytechnic of Turin for the Inauguration of the Academic Year 2020/2021 at Sapienza University of Rome

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Comment vivre ensemble. Una rilettura critica della letteratura baugruppen dal 2014 al 2019

Dopo un lungo periodo si è tornati a riflettere sulla questione abitativa focalizzandosi, in particolare, sulla reinterpretazione del termine “abitare”. A partire dagli anni ’80 sono cambiate molte delle condizioni che definiscono l’abitare in contesti urbani: è mutata la struttura della popolazione in svariate città europee e i gruppi sociali sono diventati sempre più opachi e fluidi, probabilmente meno ampi e con esigenze più articolate e mutevoli nel tempo. Read more

Dialoghi immunitari

Nei primi giorni di marzo era già evidente il carattere radicale delle implicazioni della pandemia. Anche se forse non riuscivamo bene a immaginare cosa ne sarebbe derivato, così come è ancora oggi. Abbiamo però subito intuito che la discontinuità fosse concettuale oltre che comportamentale e valoriale. In particolare per chi come noi si occupa di città e spazio urbano. Così abbiamo immaginato di provare a capire qualcosa di più della crisi provando ad attraversarla con alcuni piani. Read more

Corpi tra spazio e progetto

The European urban tradition has clearly addressed place as the limit to design. We cannot conceive of living and exchanging without profound roots in places. And so do architectural and urban design, they are about places.

There is another modern tradition in urbanism that gravitates around the body. Bodies are an equally important reference than places. Though not as influent, it suggests another non-mainstream approach to modern urbanism. This tradition scrutinizes what goes in between the body and space. Read more

Through the rooms into a diorama. Alternative domestic model to inhabit the territory

The thesis inquires into how tourism is able to rewrite a territory within the framework of new global geographies. Forms of temporary mobility provide an opportunity to experiment with infrastructures capable of providing adequate support for an alternative habitat. The project strategy, configured on the occasion of Europan 15 in Croatia, is realized starting from a reflection on the articulation of the tourist’s domestic space, in its possibility of expansion and contraction in a continuous landscape and in relation to seasonal rhythms. Read more

Vittorio Gregotti

La Casa della Cultura di Milano, ricorda Vittorio Gregotti nei suoi interventi ai libri di

Bernardo Secchi “Il futuro si costruisce giorno per giorno” e di Cristina Bianchetti “Spazi che contano” editi da Donzelli Read more

“Making a world”. Un’esplorazione progettuale sul territorio della Dora

The Dora river has been for the city of Turin an important infrastructure, both from an economic-productive and a morphological-urban point of view. Retracing the long history of the relationship between the city and the river, after the 1980s, following the industrial divestment processes that affected it, this territory has undergone transformations which, in a reductionist way, have overwritten it, by the means of superimposed functions. Read more

The design of Relation

Human relations are part of our everyday. They manifest in a plurality of forms, movements, insitutitions and spaces. Thus if they have a reality, they can be studied as such. This thesis explores the so-called “design of relation”, arguing that in certain contexts – such as that of metropolitan cities in countries with evolved economies – the most intense forms of social interaction are exchanged within opaque contexts, where different social categories can find their own niches or insides to gather. Read more

Palermo 40 anni dopo. Dal Piano Programma di De Carlo e Samonà a due possibili visioni progettuali

Palermo’s Detailed Plan of De Carlo and Samonà is the starting point of the reflection carried on in this work, introduced by the information of the “foggy superstructure” that in the last forty years replaces the spatial project of the city with the imaginary. Read more