Architectural typology vs. behavioural typology text by Marco Casamonti


Re-thinking urban main streets: from dividing to connecting spaces text by Harald Bodenschatz, Cordelia Polinna

letture critiche/critical lectures

“i” for interactivity text by Paolo Giardiello

Summer in the Park text by Philip Jodidio

scenari di architettura/architectural scenario

Sou Fujimoto / Serpentine Gallery pavilion 2013

Rietveld Landscape / Fort Werk aan‘t Spoel

Giancarlo Mazzanti / Forest of hope

Foster & Partners / New Vieux Port Pavilion

Reiulf Ramstad Architects / Trowall restaurant

Vo Trong Nghia Architects / Kontum Indochine café

H&P Architects / BES pavilion

Michael Arad / National September 11 memorial

Herzog & de Meuron / Messe Basel – new hall

Coophimmelb(l)au / Busan cinema center

3XN / Cultural center “Plassen“

Kengo Kuma and Associates / Teikyo Shogakko elementay school

Eder Biesel Architects / Fish market

Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos / Red Bull music academy

Studio Myerscough / Movement café

gathering spaces bibliography

itinerario contemporaneo/contemporary itinerary

Warsaw itinerary

esiti concorsi/competitions

recensioni mostre e libri/exhibition and book reviews

new media

Architectural typology vs. behavioural typology

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Marco Casamonti presents Area 130 focused on spaces of aggregation and socialization

Re-thinking urban main streets: from dividing to connecting spaces*

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Main streets are the most obvious urban infrastructures that have been there from the very beginning of cities and which still today form the backbone of every urban region. Throughout…

“i” for interactivity

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Sometimes it only takes a little, even just an idea, a sudden curiosity, to begin a research project. It happened in 2009 with a contribution on the pages of this…

Summer in the park

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The Serpentine Summer Galleries, erected for a three month period every year in London, have brought together the work of such significant architects as Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer, Jean Nouvel,…

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

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For the Serpentine Pavilion 2013, I have created a translucent architecture, a terrain that encourages people to explore the site in new and diverse ways. Within the pastoral context of…

Fort Werk aan‘t Spoel

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Fort “Werk aan ‘t Spoel” is a national monument dating from 1794. Part of the New Dutch Waterline – a military defense line making use of intentional flooding – it…

Forest of Hope

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Hope Forest is a sport center in the outskirts of Bogotá where the community can practice several sports and take part of different recreational and academic activities that lead to…

New Vieux Port Pavilion

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The transformation of Marseille’s World Heritage-listed harbour was officially inaugurated on Saturday during a ceremony attended by Eugène Caselli, President of Marseille Provence Métropole and Jean-Claude Gaudin, the Mayor of…

Trowall Restaurant

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It’s a new cursor at the foot of the Troll Wall; The architecture of the new visitors‘ center next to E139 is an outcome of the sites‘ close connection to…

Kontum Indochine Café

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Kontum Indochine Café is designed as a part of a hotel complex along Dakbla River in Kontum City, Middle Vietnam. Adjacent to Dakbla Bridge, a gateway to Kontum City, the…

BES Pavilion

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BES pavilion is a service space for an open community, focusing on the aspects of art and culture. Located in the central Ha Tinh city, BES (Bamboo + Earth +…

National September 11 Memorial

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The National September 11 Memorial is an eight acre plaza set within the dense urban fabric of Lower Manhattan, where the former World Trade Center Twin Towers once stood. The…

Messe Basel – New Hall

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Viewed from the outside, exhibition halls are actually nothing more than a stack of big boxes. They require very few windows and architectural distinctions are deemed as impractical restrictions on…

Busan Cinema Center

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The concept envisions an urban plaza of overlapping zones including an Urban Valley, a Red Carpet Zone, a Walk of Fame and the BIFF Canal Park. The urban plaza is…

Cultural Center “Plassen“

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‘Plassen’ (meaning the square or the space in Norwegian) is formed like a giant paper cutting. The building literally grabs the city square, Gørvellplassen. It cuts and folds the surface,…

Teikyo Shogakko Elementary School

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We aimed at a wooden schoolhouse of our age. The building consists of a big roofing and materiality of wood for interior and exterior. By changing its length and height…

Fish Market

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As a lively market place it is leaving it´s mark upon the city just as well as does the historic monuments that are significant tourist attractions. Our contribution to the…

Red Bull Music Academy

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The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is a nomadic annual music festival. For the last 14 years, this event has been held in a different world city, welcoming the sixty…

Movement Café

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Café, theatre, local landmark, meeting place and poem – the Movement Café in Greenwich is all of this and more. The café turned a hole in the ground left by…

contemporary itinerary: Warsaw

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A tour through the Warsaw’s contemporary architectures