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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

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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

Urbanistica contemporanea

Spazio, Corpi e Progetto

 

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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Urban Interiors/Public Spaces

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ISAMU NOGUCHI, PLAYGROUND, 1954

What happens when public spaces are used as protected places, intimate, sheltered by individuals and small groups? UI design is an exploration of urban spaces used as interiors. Read more

Uncomfortable legacies. Vallette district in Turin (D.U. a.a. 2014-2015, Territories in crisis)

The Modern City has been designed thinking about a growing young population. Its spaces, buildings and services are not always congruous with those who’s living within it today.

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Indagine di:

Carolina Crozzolin, Antonella Felli, Giada Palumbo, Serena Palumbo Alessandro Pani, Marzio Sanna

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The abandonment. Basso Monferrato (D.U. a.a. 2014-2015, Territories in crisis)

The constellation of abandoned fields in the agricultural landscapes, cleverly built in the past, is an outcome of the way in which economic and demographic crisis are merging along the small municipalities of the Monferrato Region.

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Indagine di:

Alessia Mare, Alfonso Abbà, Giovanni Giraudo, Giulia De Matteis, Paolo Braggion

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Underwater (D.U. a.a. 2014-2015, Territories in crisis)

In a large part of Piedmont Region, the agricultural landscape is grounded on a social overhead capital, stratified over time ago. It was a minor infrastructural capital, constructed “from the water.” Today the incessant flooding is the symbol of the increasing weakness of the complex connections between landscape, water, soil and populations.

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