Canton Ticino: territory of a new modernity. A perspective of densification after the urban sprawl.
The relation between density - to be meant in mere volumetric terms - and intensity - as a matter of urban quality, has always been in the centre of the architectural debate and practice. The present economic situation of stalemate and often of de-growth has made the relationship between quantity and quality particularly crucial for its implications with the real estate market and for its evident repercussions on resources, and therefore, on the strategies behind the transformation of our built environment. Our cities seem to need tools and opportunities, not much to build more but to rethink ...Author: Alessandro Martinelli Go to details >>
Architecture and 20th century
Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region. This book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such as regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, critical regionalism, and postmodernism - an alternative history of the modern architecture and urbanism of a critical period in the twentieth century....Author: Carlo Olmo Go to details >>