Archis 1999 #7

Van noodzaak tot verbeelding. Italiaans design en de paradox van het eigentijdse project / From necessity to imagery. Italian design and the paradox project

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The territory has not changed only in its substance. In fact it is a transformation that has affected the whole social sphere. Out of this has come a new social landscape: a system of relationships that has created an inseparable bond between the urban landscape and the human one.1 More than anywhere else, the different […]

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Archis 1999 #7

De diffuse stad / The diffuse city

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It could be said that the language of Italian architecture, thanks in part to the firepower of its innumerable periodicals, became the basic code of the international culture of design in the seventies and eighties. Emerging out of structuralist thought and an accurate phenomenology of the historic European city, the vocabulary and concepts put forward […]

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Archis 1999 #7

Italia si, Italia no / Italia si, Italia no

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1998-99. Several major competitions for projects in major Italian cities were staged and brought to a conclusion: Rome, with the project for the Centre for the Contemporary Arts, won by Zaha Hadid; Venice, the enlargement of the cemetery of San Michele, won by David Chipperfield; Venice, the new seat for the University College of Architecture, […]

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