The City as an Idea Expressed in Contemporary Architecture
Examples of Buildings within Cities and of Cities within Buildings
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Has the city a genetic code? According to Italian architect Franco Purini, “the city appears to have shrunk, at the level of the imagery of design, into something dense and concentrated, limited and absolute” that is also a principle of its evolution. In the last decades of the twentieth century, some structural and post-structural thinkers has already dealt with the process of ideal miniaturization of the urban. Since the nineties of the last century, contemporary architecture seems to be affected by this process, interpreting and representing the city as an abstract idea.The work of this publication is the dissertation for the MA degree obtained at the Architectural Association in 2000.
pagine: 92
formato: 15 x 21
ISBN: 978-88-548-1288-8
data pubblicazione: Agosto 2007
editore: Aracne
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