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Back to the future. Looking back at the factory town to explore renewed relationship between production and space

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“Back to the future” has a special meaning for us: it is our commitment to the places where the city expanded and transformed the most when urbanization, development and industrialization were proceeding hand in hand. Read more

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Traverser la ville fragile #2

The Urban Design Atelier of the Architecture Bachelor third year reflected on Turin investigating seven traversées throughout the project. The results of such an exercise are sintetically presented here with a short description and selected images of the case studied which evoke some crucial issues. At the foundation of this work is a manifesto which is here summed. Read more

Traverser la ville fragile #1

The Urban Design Atelier of the Architecture Bachelor third year reflected on Turin investigating seven traversées throughout the project. The results of such an exercise are sintetically presented here with a short description and selected images of the case studied which evoke some crucial issues. At the foundation of this work is a manifesto which is here summed. Read more

La Ville Fragile

What did happened to the Fordist City? It’s usually to answer this question evoking different settlement patterns (dispersed, lenticular, minute), on the other side calling  epochal changes (shrinking, retreat, dismission) or deconstructing the urban imaginary and its postmodern aesthetics. Read more

Constellations. Turin, the New Urban Sphere

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In Turin, the word constellation refers to the coexistence, in the same city, of multiple forms of urbanity. The atelier aims to recognize the new urban sphere through design explorations able to interpret it and to reshape its places through new technologies, new forms of funding, new ways of production of space, wellbeing and sociability. Read more

Exploring Urbanism Crucial Issues (2)

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The Urbanism Course was this year focused on five major crucial issues of the urbanistic project. Various inquiries carried out by students together with the help of the professor and tutors tried to explore the theme on infrastructures, ecological nets, dismantling processes, public space and living. With the main aim of enlightening how uses, temporalities and processes become part of the urban design, which were discussed in a public seminar last January. Read more

Exploring Urbanism Crucial Issues (1)

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The Urbanism Course was this year focused on five major crucial issues of the urbanistic project. Various inquiries carried out by students together with the help of the professor and tutors tried to explore the theme on infrastructures, ecological nets, dismantling processes, public space and living. With the main aim of enlightening how uses, temporalities and processes become part of the urban design, which were discussed in a public seminar last January Read more

The eccedent space. Explorations in the south of Turin

The two books here showed include the results of the Atelier of Urban Design The eccedent space. Explorations in the south of Turin. The outcomes are ten territorial sections of six kilometers, ten investigations on specific issues related to selected places crossed by the sections, ten projects aimed to experiment different ways of living within the same city.

The Atelier was led by Angelo Sampieri (Urbanistica) and Silvia Crivello (Sociologia dell’ambiente), with the collaboration of Federico Guiati, Leonardo Ramondetti and Quirino Spinelli (CDL Magistrale in Architettura per il Progetto Sostenibile, Politecnico di Torino A.A. 2014-2015).

An exploration of the relations between bodies and spaces. The Urban Interiors

The body is at the centre of the design of public space, even before the individual traditions of pragmatic and liberal thinking. Read more

The eccedent space. Explorations in the south of Turin

Pagine da atelier urbanistica + sociologia pres

Turin shows an essential feature of the urban shrinking related to the crisis that runs through the western world. For several years, project cultures attempting to face this contraction, dealt with recycling, re-naturalization and abandonment: sustainable actions that tried to treat the eccedent space. What can we do with the urban surplus, outside of these very well tested actions? The Course propose two distinct approaches related to the transformations of public space and residence in a time when they are both subject to restriction (of resources, density, activities, functions and space).

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