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Utopian Adventure: The Corviale Void

Science and Technics


by
Victoria Watson

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 136 pages

File size: 6.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This unique book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing development in Rome. It begins with one of the original theorists of modern urbanisation and architecture, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, looking into his fascination with the insides of walls, and on the other hand explores a new material form, The Air Grid, which like the forms appearing in Piranesi’s etchings, is made from a kind of hatching, but it is hatched out of colour vectors, literally drawn into the air.

This unique book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing development in Rome. It begins with one of the original theorists of modern urbanisation and architecture, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, looking into his fascination with the insides of walls, and on the other hand explores a new material form, The Air Grid,… (more)

This unique book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing development in Rome. It begins with one of the original theorists of modern urbanisation and architecture, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, looking into his fascination with the insides of walls, and on the other hand explores a new material form, The Air Grid, which like the forms appearing in Piranesi’s etchings, is made from a kind of hatching, but it is hatched out of colour vectors, literally drawn into the air.

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