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Interrupted cities: l’interruzione come strumento compositivo
(Di Baio editore, Milano, 2020-07)
Interrupted cities is an international research project that we started2020 three years ago together with Tom Rankin, Giorgio Verdiani and Paolo Pineschi. The project was titled as an evident homage to Piero Sartogo's Roma ...
The chain tower in Kyrenia’s harbour, Cyprus
(Universidad de Granada, Universitat Politècnica de València, Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, 2020-05)
In the Middle Ages a chain suspended between two towers defended the entrance of Kyrenia’s little harbour, like the chain across the Golden Horn in Constantinople. William de Oldenburg, who visited Cyprus in 1211 during ...
The so-called “beach tower” of Kyrenia city walls, Cyprus
(Granada: Universidad de Granada, Universitat Politècnica de València, Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, 2020-05-05)
The so-called “beach-tower” is the smallest of the three remaining towers belonging to the Kyrenia’s medieval enceinte. Semi-circular in plan, with circa 6 m of diameter, the tower is today partially obliterated by the ...
Galata waterfont: models, types, and the morphology of meaning in architecture
(LetteraVentidue, Siracusa, 2020)
“Ars simia natura” (Boccaccio, 1360) is a concept that has cut in two the history of the arts. Hence the modern figurative revolution the misunderstanding of this notion it has depleted architecture to a mere branch of the ...
Modelli teatrali per l’ampliamento della città medievale. Il progetto urbano per Zagarolo (1571-1605)
(Steinhäuser Verlag, Wuppertal, 2020-09)
The text analyzes the urban project for Zagarolo, which in the past had been mainly considered the work of different hands, and through a particular attention to building types and fabrics, to the hierarchy of paths in ...
Shifting point-attractors: the central-symmetric flexi of via Flaminia and via Clodia near pons Milvius, Rome
(U+D editions, Rome, 2020)
Recent urban morphology studies consider urban tissues as living organisms changing in time (Strappa, Carlotti, and Camiz, 2016), moreover even roads may be considered as organisms, and their diachronic deformations have ...
The emerging role of urban morphology in practicing and teaching architectural and urban design
(National Technical University of Athens, 2019)
The querelle between modern and traditional urban design has alimented in the past decades diverging phenomena such as the new urbanism, the so-called vernacular architecture and the landscape urbanism on one hand, and the ...
Attractors, repellers and fringe belts: origins and medieval transformations of Arsinoe, Ammochostos, al-Mau’dah, Famagusta, Magusa
(U+D Edition, Rome, 2019)
This research poses a number of historical questions about the urban settlement of Famagusta: is it a Medieval, Crusader or a Frankish city? Is there any evidence of an earlier (pre-Lusignan) phase in the urban fabric and ...
Seminario internazionale: lettura e progetto del castello di Kyrenia. International workshop: reading and designing the Kyrenia castle
(DIDApress, Florence, 2018)
The workshop “Reading and Designing the Kyrenia Castle” is one the results of the ongoing scientific collaboration between Girne American University (Department of Interior Architecture), with the Department of Architecture ...
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