In the city of the sprawl is melting the necessary relationship between residence/work places/ public spaces and the individual houses (villas) or the collective (condominiums) consume our territories together with places not longer for human being but for consumers (superstores, shopping malls etc.). The contemporary city loses its identity places and is built as a set of ???waterproof fences???, seeking more and more to a levelling homologation: the public and collective centres - representative of a society - are diluted and often lost in a foggy dispersion of private places that reproduce themselves always the same at all latitudes. The explosion of contemporary megalopolis - e.g. those in the Far or Middle East - determines living condition based on forgetful experiences of movement, bigness and immeasurable. It is, in an apparent paradox with our global dimension, the hypostasis of pure repetition renouncing its critical differences. Is it still possible to oppose this ???loss of form???, this delirium/metastasis, which is eroding and consuming the land confusing its peculiarities and identities and abnegating any possible reformulation and rationalization of an idea of city for human being? Even in the inability to define a contemporary forma Urbis - accomplished and defined - however the architectural aim is still define some ???fragments??? that allude to a ???possible order???. The full paper intends describe the result of theoretical research activity carried out jointly by philosophers and architects about the relationship between new realism and architecture of the city and some urban project for Italian peripheries and new Chinese cities that try to realize this approach still believing that the project is the main tool in architectural and urban research.

Can the city as place for human being living still exist?

CAPOZZI, RENATO;PICONE, Adelina;VISCONTI, FEDERICA
2014

Abstract

In the city of the sprawl is melting the necessary relationship between residence/work places/ public spaces and the individual houses (villas) or the collective (condominiums) consume our territories together with places not longer for human being but for consumers (superstores, shopping malls etc.). The contemporary city loses its identity places and is built as a set of ???waterproof fences???, seeking more and more to a levelling homologation: the public and collective centres - representative of a society - are diluted and often lost in a foggy dispersion of private places that reproduce themselves always the same at all latitudes. The explosion of contemporary megalopolis - e.g. those in the Far or Middle East - determines living condition based on forgetful experiences of movement, bigness and immeasurable. It is, in an apparent paradox with our global dimension, the hypostasis of pure repetition renouncing its critical differences. Is it still possible to oppose this ???loss of form???, this delirium/metastasis, which is eroding and consuming the land confusing its peculiarities and identities and abnegating any possible reformulation and rationalization of an idea of city for human being? Even in the inability to define a contemporary forma Urbis - accomplished and defined - however the architectural aim is still define some ???fragments??? that allude to a ???possible order???. The full paper intends describe the result of theoretical research activity carried out jointly by philosophers and architects about the relationship between new realism and architecture of the city and some urban project for Italian peripheries and new Chinese cities that try to realize this approach still believing that the project is the main tool in architectural and urban research.
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