Federico De Matteis

Federico De Matteis
Università degli Studi dell'Aquila | Università dell'Aquila · Department of Civil, Construction-Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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Education
September 2002 - August 2003
University of Pennsylvania
Field of study
  • Architecture
October 2000 - April 2004
Sapienza University of Rome
Field of study
  • Architecture
October 1993 - April 2000
Sapienza University of Rome
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (31)
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The reconstruction of Beirut’s city centre after the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) represents a case of the application of neoliberal planning practice on historic urban contexts. The results of this operation have been widely criticised with the once thriving urban core today largely rejected by the city’s inhabitants. This chapter investigates t...
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The research we present focuses on a phenomenographical mapping of a mountainous region of Central Italy which, between 2009 and 2017, was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes. As the reconstruction efforts are variously proceeding to reinstate a questionable status ante quem, there is a widespread feeling that this rebuilding is in fact igno...
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In recent years, the theory of atmospheres has extended beyond phenomenology and aesthetics, informing a wide variety of descriptive practices in the humanities. Diverse scholarly fields such as anthropology and architecture, musicology and art criticism now include the notion of atmospheric space in their methodological toolkits. The descriptive p...
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Architectural spaces are central in eliciting moods and atmospherics feelings in subjects. In this paper, I describe the relation between specific spatial gestures and the emotional response that arises from situations, with a focus on the spontaneous architectural actions that are performed as response to the pervasive moods that subjects encounte...
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Sin dalla fine del XIX secolo, il termine spazio ricorre costantemente nella letteratura architettonica, tanto da essere giunto, nel tempo, a ricapitolare quasi integralmente i temi del progetto. Per gli architetti e tutti gli altri progettisti che si occupano della trasformazione dell’ambiente, dunque, lo spazio rappresenta un tema centrale, dotat...
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The 2019 special issue of Ambiances intends to gauge the breadth and scope of phenomenographies, thereby meaning the vast variety of methods and techniques adopted to describe the atmospheric qualities of lived space, especially in a cross-disciplinary context. Phenomenographical accounts do not simply aim at providing a representation of phenomena...
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This paper provides a description of the Durga Puja religious festival that is held each autumn in Kolkata. During the ten days of the celebration, the Indian city is enriched by a multitude of temporary temples, where local communities come together for both religious and social gatherings. The colourful marquees host rituals and music, flooding u...
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This chapter investigates the notion of corporeal contraction and expansion, a dialectic that philosopher Hermann Schmitz identifies as the primary movement of the felt-body. This alternation is influenced by what the subject encounters in space, and thereby articulates his overall corporeal experience. Different environments, such as natural lands...
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Di che cosa è fatto lo spazio della città? Il pensiero contemporaneo suggerisce di sostituire il modello dominante della cultura moderna, che interpreta lo spazio come articolazione di oggetti nella loro relazione misurabile, con una diversa prospettiva, basata sulla centralità di un soggetto capace di attuare la realtà dell’ambiente che abita. Un’...
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Over the last few years, the efforts to reveal through neuroscientific lens the relations between the mind, body, and built environment have set a promising direction of using neuroscience for architecture. However, little has been achieved thus far in developing a systematic account that could be employed for interpreting current results and provi...
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Nowadays there is the hope that neuroscientific findings will contribute to the improvement of building design in order to create environments which satisfy man’s demands. This can be achieved through the understanding of neurophysiological correlates of architectural perception. To this aim, the electroencephalographic (EEG) signals of 12 healthy...
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The recent efforts aimed at providing neuroscientific explanations of how people perceive and experience architectural environments have largely justified the initial belief in the value of neuroscience for architecture. However, a systematic development of a coherent theoretical and experimental framework is missing. To investigate the neurophysio...
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The large number of public housing estates developed in Italy from the late 1930’s to the early 1980’s is currently in a generalized state of decay, given the loss of functionality of construction, scarcity of funds allocated to maintenance and upgrading, drastic change in demography, etc. Although the rampant social tensions which characterized ma...
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Good, green, safe, affordable housing. A challenge for 21st Century Europe In May 2007, the Council of European Ministers for Urban development set out the Leipzig Charter: an ambitious document for the future of our cities, advocating a new way of working on our environment. One year later, European cities face the task of bringing those propositi...

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"Phenomenographies. Describing urban and architectural atmospheres" is a Special Issue of Ambiances Journal, co-edited by Federico De Matteis, Mikkel Bille, Tonino Griffero and Andrea Jelić We are pleased to share the list of published contributions, available here: https://journals.openedition.org/ambiances/2522
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