Marianna Charitonidou

Marianna Charitonidou
Athens School of Fine Arts | ASFA · Department of Art Theory and History

Doctor of Engineering
Architect Eng., Urbanist, Lecturer/Postdoc., Expert in Sustainable Design, Historian/Theorist of Architecture/Urbanism

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Introduction
Dr. ir. Marianna Charitonidou is a Lecturer and a Postdoctoral Researcher in Architecture and Urbanism. Her research focuses on the relationship between architecture and politics, issues of representation in architecture and the civil role of architecture and urban planning. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles. She has taught at several schools in Europe and Switzerland. Between 2019 and 2021, she taught at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich. https://charitonidou.com
Additional affiliations
June 2021 - present
Athens School of Fine Arts
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2019 - October 2021
ETH Zurich
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Dr. ir. Marianna Charitonidou was a Lecturer and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Chair of the History and Theory of Urban Design at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zürich, where she worked on her project entitled “The Travelling Architect’s Eye: Photography and the Automobile Vision” and taught a seminar entitled “The City Represented: The View from the Car as a New Perceptual Regime”.
February 2019 - September 2019
University of Ioannina
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 2016 - December 2016
Columbia University
Field of study
  • Architecture
January 2014 - October 2018
National Technical University of Athens
Field of study
  • History and Theory of Architecture and Urban Planning
October 2011 - April 2013
National Technical University of Athens
Field of study
  • History and Theory of Architecture and Urban Planning

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The article presents the reasons for which the issue of providing housing to low-income citizens has been a real challenge in Addis Ababa during the recent years and will continue to be, given that its population is growing extremely fast. It examines the tensions between the universal aspirations and the local realities in the case of some of Ethi...
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The automobile has reshaped our conceptions of space and our modes of accessing and penetrating the urban and non-urban territory in multiple ways, revolutionizing how architects perceive the city and contributing significantly to the transformation of the relationship between architecture and the city. Despite the fact that many architects and arc...
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This article examines the role of architecture and urban planning in shaping connections between European land-based mobility, cities and landscapes. It investigates the development of spaces aiming to link automobility to the everyday experience of European citizens. The planning and funding of the E-road network is related to the promotion of tra...
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The article explores the relationship between Baukunst anThe article explores the relationship between Baukunst and Zeitwille in the practice and pedagogy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and the significance of the notions of civilization and culture for his philosophy of education and design practice. Focusing on the negation of metropolitan life and...
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The article examines the impact of the virtual public sphere on how urban spaces are experienced and conceived in our data-driven society. It places particular emphasis on urban scale digital twins, which are virtual replicas of cities that are used to simulate environments and develop scenarios in response to policy problems. The article also inve...
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The paper is built upon the general understanding that the Marshall Plan played a crucial role in the reconstruction of Europe after the Second World War. Architecture and urbanism were very important in this respect. A starting point for the paper is the identification of certain key players regarding the connection between the politics of the Mar...
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Today, architectural drawings constitute an important part of major collections of institutions such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome among other institutes. The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and the National Museu...
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The paper aims to explore how the reflection on urban scale digitals critically and the debates of the role of commoning practices in architecture and urban design could be combined in a way that addresses climate justice and social justice simultaneously. At the core of the arguments developed in the paper is the idea that sustainable environmenta...
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The paper is built upon the general understanding that the Marshall Plan played a crucial role in the reconstruction of Europe after the Second World War. Architecture and urbanism were very important in this respect. A starting point for the paper is the identification of certain key players regarding the connection between the politics of the Mar...
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Η εν λόγω μεταδιδακτορική έρευνα αναπτύχθηκε σε τέσσερα κεφάλαια, που αντιστοιχούν σε τέσσερις διαφορετικές προσεγγίσεις του ελληνοκεντρισμού στην αρχιτεκτονική. Αυτή η κατηγοριοποίηση δε βασίζεται σε μια αντίληψη που έχει ως σημείο αναφοράς τις ιστορικές προσεγγίσεις που υιοθετούν την έννοια Zeitgeist. Αντιθέτως, η δομή της εν λόγω μεταδιδακτορική...
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Υπό τους τίτλους «συνεργασία», «συμμετοχικός σχεδιασμός», «συμπαραγωγή» (“co-production”), «διαπραγματευόμενος σχεδιασμός» (“negotiated planning”), η έννοια της συμμετοχικότητας βρίσκεται σήμερα στο επίκεντρο της συζήτησης για τον αστικό σχεδιασμό. Εντός αυτού του πλαισίου, τόσο οι αρχιτέκτονες όσο και οι πολεοδόμοι καλούνται Οι αρχιτέκτονες και οι...
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This paper aims to explain why Pierre Bourdieu’s “Le marché des biens symboliques” is useful for deconstructing the solidity of the various architects’ positions in relation to their ideological, political, aesthetic, marketing, and academic ambitions. To grasp how symbolic domination affects their ambitions, it suffices to bring to mind Bourdieu’s...
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The point of departure for this paper is the idea that Europe as a concept is related to the project of thinking and accomplishing universality. Eurocentrism is specifiable only within the context of modernity and is crucial for thinking modernity. Edmund Husserl’s The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology (1970) is pivotal f...
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Le champ de la représentation en architecture constitue un milieu dans lequel nous pourrions discerner une concrétisation spatiotemporelle des agencements qui ont été formés pour que l’architecte, comme personnage conceptuel, conçoive les rapports entre le fonctionnement technique et le fonctionnement esthétique de l’objet architectural. En analysa...
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The paper examines the reorientations of the appreciation of ugliness within different national contexts in a comparative or relational frame, juxtaposing the British, Italian, and Australian milieus, and to relate them to the ways in which the transformation of the urban fabric and the effect of suburbanization were perceived in the aforementioned...
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The article examines the reorientations of the appreciation of ugliness within different national contexts in a comparative and relational frame, juxtaposing the Australian, American, British and Italian milieus. It also explores the ways in which the transformation of the urban fabric and the effect of suburbanization were perceived in the aforeme...
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The article examines the collaborations between the pensionnaires of the Villa Medici in Rome and the members of the French School of Athens, shedding light on the complex relationships between architecture, art, and archeology. The second half of the 19th century was a period during which the exchanges and collaborations between archaeologists, ar...
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The article investigates how the use of extended reality technologies and interactive digital interfaces have affected the design of exhibition spaces. Its main objective is to shed light on how these technologies have influenced the ways in which immersive art installations are conceived and experienced. Particular emphasis is placed on the impact...
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The article examines the impact of the study for Levittown of urban sociologist Herbert Gans on Denise Scott Brown’s thought. It scrutinizes Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi, and Steven Izenour’s ‘Remedial Housing for Architects or Learning from Levittown’ conducted in collaboration with their students at Yale University in 1970. Taking as its st...
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The CIAM in Bergamo in 1949 and in Venice in 1950 triggered the cross-fertilisation between the international modernist scene and the Italian modernist models. This paper focuses on the analysis of the role of the Italian architects who participated to the CIAM of 1953 held in Aix-en-Provence, who were the following: Franco Albini, Ludovico B. Belg...
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This article examines Le Corbusier's architectural design processes, paying special attention to his concept of "ineffable space". Le Corbusier related "ineffable space" to mathematics, arguing that both mathematics and the phenomenon of "ineffable space" provoke an effect of "con-cordance". He also argued that when the establishment of relations i...
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The paper will examine Doxiadis Associates' masterplan for Festac Town, a federal housing estate located along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos State, Nigeria. It will pay special attention to the infrastructure along the Lagos-Badagry Highway. A characteristic of Doxiadis Associates' masterplan for Festac Town that is of great importance for...
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Extended abstract The paper presents the reasons for which the question of providing housing to low-income citizens has been a real challenge in the case of Addis Ababa during the recent years and will continue to be, given the galloping growth of its population. It examines the tensions between the universal aspirations and the local realities in...
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The paper examines the impact of the virtual public sphere on how urban spaces are experienced and conceived in our data-driven society. It places particular emphasis on urban scale digital twins, which are virtual replicas of cities that are used to simulate environments and develop scenarios in response to policy problems. The paper also investig...
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The paper presents the reasons for which the question of providing housing to low-income citizens has been a real challenge in the case of Addis Ababa during the recent years and will continue to be, given the galloping growth of its population. It examines the tensions between the universal aspirations and the local realities in the case of ‘Addis...
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The paper presents the reasons for which the issue of providing housing to low-income citizens has been a real challenge in the case of Addis Ababa during recent years and will continue to be, given that its population is growing extremely fast. It examines the tensions between the universal aspirations and the local realities in the case of Ethiop...
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This paper aims to present a new theoretical framework that would permit historiographies of architecture and urban design to take into consideration the impact of the car-oriented perception of the city. Its main objective is to shed light on the epistemological reorientations provoked by the advent of motorized transport in a transnational perspe...
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The notion of 'urban commons' refers to the shared codes and conventions characterizing the production of urban space. Conceiving urban space as 'urban commons' goes hand in hand with shaping strategies of urban planning that go beyond the distinction between public and private space. Shaping urban planning strategies that aim to promote 'urban com...
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The poster examines the impact of the exhibitions “La Presenza del passato” curated by Paolo Portoghesi for the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 1980, and “Architectures en France: Modernité, post-modernité” curated by Chantal Béret and held at the Centre Pompidou and the Institut français d’architecture in Paris in 1981 on two exhibitions centre...
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Departing from the intention to explore Frank Gehry’s drawings serving to their own designer to grasp ideas during the process of their genesis, the article examines Frank Gehry’s concern about the revelation of the first gestural drawings and all the sketches and working models concerning the evolution of his projects, and his intention to capture...
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The article explores the place of women and migrants in Italian Neorealist and New Migrant cinema, arguing that New Migrant cinema continues and reworks key Neorealist tropes and tendencies. It intends to render explicit how an ensemble of films challenge the stereotypes concerning gender, national and cultural identities. Among the figures that ar...
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Under the headers of 'advocacy planning', 'collaboration', 'participatory design', 'co-production', 'commoning' and 'negotiated planning', participation is, nowadays, at the centre of the debate on urban design. Architects and urban designers are developing new concepts, tools and roles to comply with these new participatory modii operandi. The par...
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The paper compares Cornelius Castoriadis and Henri Lefebvre's approaches. It places particular emphasis on "the imaginary" in the politics of self-governance, rendering explicit how the imaginary accompanying self-governance revive the tension between State reason and human reason and. Castoriadis, in The Imaginary Institution of Society, emphasize...
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The paper focuses on Cornelius Castoriadis and Henri Lefebvre’s approaches and sheds light on imaginary dimension in the politics of self-governance. It shows how tactics of self-governance and the imaginary accompanying them revive all the contradictions between the State reason, on the one hand, and human reason and freedom, on the other hand. Ca...
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The article scrutinizes the impact of the 1968 student protests on architectural education and epistemology within the Italian and American context, the advocacy planning movement and the relationship of architecture and urban planning with the socio-political climate around 1968. It aims to demonstrate how the concepts of urban renewal and ‘nuova...
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The paper examines the following challenges with which the architectural historians who attempt to enunciate a non-Eurocentric or non-western discourse are confronted: firstly, an overwhelming majority of the buildings that have an important place in scholars’s collective memory, and in epistemology of architecture, are designed by architects whose...
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The paper sheds light on the status of travel-photography, focusing on a close examination of the photographs taken by the architects John Lautner, Alison and Peter Smithson, and Aldo Rossi during their travels by car, with special emphasis on those taken from the automobile. It explores the hypothesis that the view from the car has reshaped our co...
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L’article vise à retracer les relations entre les pratiques de l’architecture et les pratiques de l’archéologie, en accordant une importance particulière au rôle joué par les antiquités grecques dans la formation intellectuelle des archéologues et architectes du xixe siècle, d’une part, et à la signification du voyage en Grèce, d’autre part. L’arti...
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Cet article vise à revisiter certaines constructions philosophiques vis-à-vis l’écologie politique pour interroger l’expérience de l’habiter en tant que co-constitution de l’homme et du monde. Nous nous demanderons à quel point l'architecture prend en charge l'être-au-monde, considéré comme mode d'existence de l'homme par rapport au milieu qu'il éd...
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To start, it would be interesting to refer to the etymology of the word ‘balcony’. ‘Balcone’ derived from ‘balco’, which in old Italian means ‘scaffold’, and ‘one’, which is an augmentative suffix. It means big scaffold. Balconies differ from their cousins, terraces (because they are cantilevered), and viewing platforms (because they are attached t...
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The paper examines the role of architects and urban planners in shaping connections between European land-based mobility, cities and landscapes. For over half a century, politicians have promoted transportation and transnational mobility for commodities and individuals by planning and funding the E-road network. This attempt to link the different E...
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Festac ’77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 15 January 1977 to 12 February 1977. This paper focuses on Doxiadis Associates’ masterplan for Festac Town, a federal housing estate located along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos State, Nige...
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The article examines the principles of Giancarlo De Carlo's design approach. It pays special attention to his critique of the modernist functionalist logic, which was based on a simplified understanding of users. De Carlo′s participatory design approach was related to his intention to replace of the linear design process characterising the modernis...
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The paper sheds light on the relationship between architecture and corporatism in Sweden, paying special attention to Cøsta Esping-Andersen’s The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, and Democracy and the Welfare State: The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity edited by Alice Kessler-Harris and Maurizio Vaudagna. It examines how the automobile, as a ph...
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L’article examine les « compositions » de Tchernikhov en liant sa recherche constante de nouvelles formes à la capacité de convertir les « fantaisies » en représentations. Contrairement à Aristote, qui conçoit la mimèsis comme l’équivalent de l’entreprise artistique, Tchernikhov perçoit ses « compositions » comme des actes de dépassement de la mimè...
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The paper aims to examine the reorientations of the appreciation of ugliness within different national contexts in a comparative or relational frame, juxtaposing the British, Italian, Australian and American Milieus, and to relate them to the ways in which the transformation of the urban fabric and the effect of suburbanization were perceived in th...
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As a concept or idea Europe is a project, the task of thinking and accomplishing universality. Eurocentrism as a concept is specifiable only within the context of modernity and is crucial for thinking modernity. Modernity is here understood as an attitude, as a way of relating to contemporary reality. The efforts to incorporate postcolonialist crit...
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The article examines an ensemble of gender and migrant roles in post-war Neorealist and New Migrant Italian films. Its main objective is to analyze gender and placemaking practices in an ensemble of films, addressing these practices on a symbolic level. The main argument of the article is that the way gender and migrant roles were conceived in the...
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L’automobile a refaçonné nos conceptions de l’espace et de nos modes d’accès et d’investissement des territoires urbains et non urbains de multiples façons. L’exposition The View from the Car: Autopia as a New Perceptual Regime, au gta de l’EPFZ jusqu’au mois d'octobre 2021, nous permet de constater sa contribution à la transformation du rapport en...
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The article explores an ensemble of new online practices employed in architectural design studio teaching, paying special attention to analysis of D. Randy Garrison and Terry Anderson, in E-learning in the 21st Century: A Framework for Research and Practice, concerning the recent pedagogical, technological, and organizational developments in distan...
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Takis Zenetos was enthusiastic about the idea of working from home, and believed that both architecture and urban planning should be reshaped in order to respond to this. He supported the design of special public spaces in residential units, aiming to accommodate the inhabitants during working hours. This article argues that Zenetos’s design for “E...
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It is the artist's duty today to penetrate yet-unseen ranges of the biological functions, to search the new dimensions of the industrial society and to translate the new findings into emotional orientation. The artist unconsciously disentangles the most essential strands of existence from the contorted and chaotic complexities of actuality , and we...
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This paper focuses on the analysis of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s curriculum at the Department of Architecture of the Armour Institute of Technology, which would be renamed Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and László Moholy-Nagy’s curriculum at the New Bauhaus in Chicago. Special attention is paid to the teaching of the “Visual Training” cour...
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The article analyses Frank Gehry’s insistence on the use of self-twisting uninterrupted line in his sketches. Its main objectives are first, to render explicit how this tendency of Gehry is related to how the architect conceives form-making, and second, to explain how Gehry reinvents the tension between graphic composition and the translation of sp...
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The article examines a group of exhibitions that took place in the late seventies and early eighties and are useful for grasping what was at stake regarding the debates on the tensions between modernist and post-modernist architecture. Among the exhibitions that are examined are Europa-America: Architettura urbana, alternative suburbane, curated by...
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The article explores how Greek architect Takis Zenetos conceptualized the reinvention of the relationship between the living units and home-office conditions. Zenetos, like Yona Friedman was interested in the re-invention of the home-office conditions and in how architecture and urban design strat¬egies could respond to distance working. It also ex...
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The paper examines how architects and urban planners shape connections between European land-based mobility, cities and landscapes. It investigates the development of spaces aiming to link auto mobility to the everyday experience of European citizens in different countries, adjusting their interventions to local sensibilities. For over half a centu...
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This paper examines how Gottfried Semper’s approach triggered the shift from an understanding of ornament as artefact to an experimental model. In parallel, it reveals the implications of such a reorienta- tion of the concept of ornament for both design and architecture. Pivotal for this shift was Semper’s “On the Formal Principles of Adornment and...
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This paper examines the impact of the virtual public sphere on how public spaces are experienced and conceived in our data-driven society. It takes as its point of departure six principles: all data are local; data have complex attachments to place; data are collected from heterogeneous sources; data and algorithms are inextricably entangled; inter...
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The article, drawing upon Leslie Kern’s Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World (2020), examines the interconnections between “feminist geography” – a sub-discipline of human geography that applies the theories, methods, and critiques of feminism to the study of the human environment, society, and geographical space – and the methodologie...
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Departing from the fact that László Moholy-Nagy's Von Material zu Architektur (1929), had been an important source of inspiration for Alvar Aalto, this article examines the affinities between László Moholy-Nagy and Alvar Aalto's intellectual positions. The article places emphasis on two particular ideas: how Aalto and Moholy-Nagy conceived the conn...
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Departing from the fact that László Moholy-Nagy’s Von Material zu Architektur (1929), had been an important source of inspiration for Alvar Aalto, this article examines the affinities between László Moholy-Nagy and Alvar Aalto’s intellectual positions. The article places emphasis on two particular ideas: how Aalto and Moholy-Nagy conceived the conn...
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The article focuses on the analysis of the work of architects as Takis Ze-netos, Yona Friedman, and Archigram and examines how he conceptualized the reinvention of the relationship between the living units and the home-office conditions. It pays special attention to his concern about incorporating the new conceptions of "tele-work", "tele-communica...
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L’articolo si concentra sull’analisi del lavoro dell’architetto Takis Zenetos ed esamina come egli abbia concettualizzato la re-invenzione del rapporto tra unità abitativa ed ufficio domestico (home office). Partendo dall’ipotesi che una serie di idee cardine nelle sperimentazioni di Zenetos, relative alle unità abitative nella città del futuro, po...
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This essay examines the way in which Bernard Tschumi understood and discussed the concept of space during the 1970s, interpreting it in conjunction with his relationship with the so-called ‘London Conceptualists’ whose concern was to embrace spatial experience. Tschumi’s exchanges with the conceptual and performance art scene in London are pivotal...
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The starting point of the paper is the fact that the automobile is among the actors that had the greatest impact on the welfare landscape. The car introduced into the latter a new rhythm, speed and regime of perception. To examine the ways in which the car, as a physical and perceptual presence, has influenced the design of welfare landscapes in De...
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The article examines how the concept of the addressee of architecture has been transformed throughout the twentieth century, demonstrating how the mutations of the dominant means of representation in architecture are linked to the evolving significance of the city’s inhabitants. It presents the ways in which the reorientations regarding the dominan...
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There is no actor that influenced welfare landscape as much as the automobile. The car affected not only the urban form but also its perception. At the level of the urban form, new figures emerged such as the parking lot and the parking garage. Tools coming from the domain of semiotics and semiology were activated by architects to grasp this new re...
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The article sheds light on the relationship between architecture and corporatism in Sweden, paying special attention to Cøsta Esping-Andersen’s The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, and Democracy and the Welfare State: The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity edited by Alice Kessler-Harris and Maurizio Vaudagna. It examines how the automobile, as a...
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A starting point of this paper is the consideration that there is a correspondence between Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s “assemblage” (agencement) and Michel Foucault’s “apparatus” (disposi-tif). It examines the implications of understanding architectural drawings as “assemblages” (agencements) and “apparatuses” (dispositifs). The concept of...
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How can communication occur between architecture, music, and mathemat­ics? Analysing the approach of Iannis Xenakis—who was at once a composer, architect, and mathematician—may prove productive for reflecting on the nuptials between architecture, music, and mathematics and the potentialities of the “zones of indetermination” that emerge when these...
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The paper focuses on the relationship between zeitwille and impersonality in Mies van der Rohe’s “Baukunst und Zeitwille” (1924). “Zeitwille” expresses simultaneously a Schopenhauerian “will of the age” and a “will of time”. In “The Preconditions of Architectural Work” (1928), Mies claimed that “[t]he act of the autonomous individual becomes ever m...
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The paper sheds light on digitization’s impact on the architecture of art museums. The ancient Greek etymology of museum (‘μουσεῖον’) – denoting the house of the muses, the daughters of ‘Mnemosyne’ (‘Μνημοσύνη’), the goddess of memory – implies the museum’s inherent tension between documenting the past and engaging with the present. My objective is...
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In 1957, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, in “Continuità o Crisi?”, published in Casabella Continuità, considered history as a process, highlighting that history can be understood as being either in a condition of continuity or in a condition of crisis “accordingly as one wishes to emphasize either permanence or emergency”. A year earlier, Le Corbusier in a...
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In the United States of America, the term ‘urban renewal’ refers to a federal government program that began in 1954 with the purpose of replacing blighted urban areas with new urban projects. In contrast to the connotation of ‘urban renewal’ in North-Western European cities — where the term was linked with a democratisation movement and the establi...
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Cet article se propose explorer le cas de l’« architecte-historien », terme par lequel je désigne un architecte prenant lui-même en charge son histoire. Ainsi, quelle est la signification, pour un architecte, d’une telle prise en charge de l’interprétation de son oeuvre ? Aldo Rossi, en 1981, publie A Scientific Autobiography, livre qui constitue u...
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This article scrutinizes the effects of 1968 student protests and events on architectural pedagogy and epistemology within the European and American contexts. Through the juxtaposition of the transformations that followed the 1968 events, mainly within the north-American and Italian contexts, it shows how the approaches vis-à-vis the concept of urb...
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This paper aims to trace a genealogy of the debate around autonomy by bringing to light the main episodes that fashioned it from the moment of crisis of the belief that a homogeneous Zeitgeist dispersed throughout civilization is sufficient for understanding the evolution of architectural knowledge until nowadays. By diagnosing the succession of en...
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Cet article présente les débats sur la comparaison en histoire. Il s’agit de revisiter les liens de la comparaison en histoire avec d’autres disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales. Les questions qui guident la présentation des débats théoriques sont les suivantes : Que signifie comparer en histoire, au-delà des débats sur la comparabilité de...
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Gilles Deleuze and the nondiscursive arts: From symptomatology to the capture of forces The interest of Gilles Deleuze in the nondiscursive arts is related to the movement of his thought from language toward the matter of perception. Deleuze's definition of art as a capture of forces could be interpreted as an attempt to perceive the aesthetic iden...
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In contemporary state of architecture some historians and theorists of architecture refer to a necessity to return to utopian thought and practice. The aim is to address a series of questions and problematics that have emerged throughout history when utopian thought, as derived from literary and philosophical genres, has been spatialised by archite...
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This paper aims to examine how the role of the architect has changed as we shifted to the process of design that Kostas Terzidis calls "Algorithmic Architecture" [1]. The relationships between subjects and objects have changed and thanks to Computer-Assisted Conception and Fabrication (CFAO) systems we are able to manufacture different shapes of ea...
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