The Idea of Space and Urban Sequences
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Starting from the idea of urban and architectural space and the series of scalar relationships between the two, the essay aims to investigate the idea of spatial quality starting from the example of the city of Parma.
The dimensional investigation of some urban sequences in which public space warfare and vertical surfaces of architectural facades come into contact reveals, through spatial sequences, how from the consolidated city can be extracted qualitative categories useful to the planning of the open spaces in the contemporary city of medium dimensions.
A first answer lies in the outcome of architectural languages and registers characterizing the city: the “stone book” lesson of the city can be considered a valid reference tool to investigate a new or hidden physical and corporal dimension of the urban in which dominant spatial and linguistic can coexist. They appear unsurpassed in terms of the contemporary condition.