2015. Luca Ortelli

Housing in Modern architecture.

Prof. Luca Ortelli

The main objective of the course is to develop a critical vision allowing students to expand their knowledge of Housing experiences within Modern architecture and to evaluate them from a very concrete and non ideological perspective. Students are invited to consider the different case studies like parts of the contemporary city instead of regarding them as historical objects. In this context, descriptions, analysis and investigations will be focused on actual and present qualities of studied examples. The starting hypothesis is that it is possible to refer to such experiences for contemporary housing designs. – Students will learn to analyse and evaluate housing projects from morphological and typological points of view, both from historical and contemporary perspectives. In particular, they will be aware of: – main experiences in 20th century housing domain in central Europe – how to compare examples in a diachronic way – Describe and conceptualise the most characteristic and/or original aspects of studied examples through an illustrated dissertation – Graphically represent the main issues of studied examples, in form of a collage From the point of view of society’s development, housing is the main achievement of modern architecture. In spite of the small attention paid to this topic by the most popular histories of modern architecture, housing represents a wide and generous attempt to modify not only the city itself but also the conditions of its inhabitants. Beyond differences in architectural language and urban approach, housing is the most common and shared experience for many European architects from the very beginning of 20th century.


Trabajos de alumnos:

Marina Cantó Armero (Valencia, España)

Mario Galiana Lira (Logroño, España)