TECHNE 20 (2020): Time and architecture
Essays and Viewpoint

The time of the city between nature and artifice

Elena Mussinelli
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
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Andrea Tartaglia
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Giovanni Castaldo
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
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Published July 29, 2020
Keywords
  • Environmental design,
  • Public space,
  • Time-nature-artifice
How to Cite
Mussinelli, E., Tartaglia, A., & Castaldo, G. (2020). The time of the city between nature and artifice. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (20), 131-139. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-8243

Abstract

Starting from a theoretical framework, the essay explores the use of natural elements in public space design, highlighting the complexity of these components both for their cyclical and temporal characteristics and for their potential as structural elements for urban development within long-lasting temporal frames. The critical reflection focuses on the architectural trends that are characterised by an intensive and undifferentiated use of natural components in the urban project, proposing more sensitive and attentive approaches to environmental pre-existences and to the project’s character of necessity.

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