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Title Context & Architecture / [presented by] Vittorio Gregotti (Gregotti Associati)
Published London, England: Pidgeon Digital, 1984
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Description 1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (23 minutes)): sound, color + transcript, images of works
Contents Vittorio Gregotti In Venice, 1984--University Of Palermo--First Generation Italian Rationalist Architecture By Gino Pollini--University Of Palermo. As Example Of Today's Italian Rationalism--University Of Palermo. Poster. As Large-Scale Landscape--University Of Palermo--University Of Palermo. University Site On Palermo Axis--University Of Palermo. Access To University--University Of Palermo. Axis Cuts University In Two--University Of Palermo. Piazzas Along The Axis--University Of Palermo. Science Departments & Their Central Garden--University Of Palermo. Arabic Enclosure: Plan--University Of Palermo. Natural Light From Roof--University Of Palermo. Natural Light Related To Structure--University Of Palermo. Geometry Of Structure--University Of Palermo. Service Walls Define The Square--University Of Palermo. Service Walls Contain The Services--University Of Palermo. Interior Flexibility--University Of Palermo. Exterior Prefab Concrete Wall Panels--University Of Palermo. River Bed & The Building--University Of Palermo. Amphitheatre--University Of Palermo. Chemistry Department--University Of Palermo. Other Science Departments--University Of Palermo. Detail--Gregotti Associati
Summary The Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti graduated from Milan Polytechnic in 1952, and set up in practice. First it was with L. Meneghetti and G. Stoppino, then on his own, and since 1974 with P. Cerri and H. Matsui as Gregotti Associati in Milan. From 1964 - 1978 he taught at Milan Polytechnic, and since then he has been teaching at the School of architecture in Venice University. He was editor of "Edilizia Moderna" from 1962 - 1964, co-editor of "Lotus" since 1974, and is currently editor of both "Casabella" and "Rassegna". He is the author of the books "Territorio dell'Architettura" and "New Directions In Italian Architecture". Recent well-known works of his include the Rinascente in Milan 1970, the IACP Zen housing in Palermo 1970, the University of Calabria in Cosenza 1972 - 1975, the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo 1980, and the University of Palermo. It is the University of Palermo that he uses to illustrate his talk. It was the first application of his theory of design of the large-scale landscape and the relationship between architecture and its context. He defines context as everything that can be deduced about the formation of the site, i.e. the physical aspect of its history, the structural truth. In the University, the Greek culture of Sicily is reflected in its geometry; the Arabic architecture of Sicily is echoed in the simple exterior enclosure of a complicated interior with filtered daylight; and the reduced height of the building is used to measure or define the undulating terrain. The new and the context are irreconcilable, but he expresses the characteristics of the particular context
Notes Title from publisher's website (viewed April 27, 2021)
Subject Università di Palermo
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Form Streaming audio
Author Gregotti, Vittorio, narrator.
Other Titles Context and architecture