The “erosion” of courts The evolution of the farmer sheds enclosed by pickets into dwellings, strongholds hamlets and villages is outlined through diachronic phases. Following the logic of “Urban geography”, portions of the agrarian landscape have changed retaining the intelligible characters that oriented the building practice in these areas. The nucleus around which the common and private spaces were arranged and differentiated, was the micro-environment devoted to work. This determined the built and derived spaces and gradually eroded the open space which was originally square and then became more intricate due to the social customs which tended to prevail over individual habits and preferences. In the scientific perspective of Clinton Richard Dawkins and Richard Charles Lewontin, this evolution is the result of exaptation. This concept has become culturally pervasive and fostered the idea of borrowing the Darwinian model to verify its applicability to architecture: an art and a science that by definition imply the possibility of foreseeing the implementation of plans. Amongst the consequences, the most difficult to accept is the impossibility of controlling the unpredicted or unpredictable processes. Using the specific means of architectural drawing the research field, the author formulates hypotheses concerning the developments to be explored and studied in their dynamics to highlight the reasons behind the changes so that the protection and requalification of the environment may be adequately oriented. The issue is particularly relevant in the case examined which following the halt in building construction due to emigration from “Terra di Lavoro” in Campania, has shown since the beginning of the new millennium a tendency to be prone to the processes that triggered the sad “vicious cycle” operating in metropolitan areas.

Il consumo delle corti

ROSSI, Adriana
2011

Abstract

The “erosion” of courts The evolution of the farmer sheds enclosed by pickets into dwellings, strongholds hamlets and villages is outlined through diachronic phases. Following the logic of “Urban geography”, portions of the agrarian landscape have changed retaining the intelligible characters that oriented the building practice in these areas. The nucleus around which the common and private spaces were arranged and differentiated, was the micro-environment devoted to work. This determined the built and derived spaces and gradually eroded the open space which was originally square and then became more intricate due to the social customs which tended to prevail over individual habits and preferences. In the scientific perspective of Clinton Richard Dawkins and Richard Charles Lewontin, this evolution is the result of exaptation. This concept has become culturally pervasive and fostered the idea of borrowing the Darwinian model to verify its applicability to architecture: an art and a science that by definition imply the possibility of foreseeing the implementation of plans. Amongst the consequences, the most difficult to accept is the impossibility of controlling the unpredicted or unpredictable processes. Using the specific means of architectural drawing the research field, the author formulates hypotheses concerning the developments to be explored and studied in their dynamics to highlight the reasons behind the changes so that the protection and requalification of the environment may be adequately oriented. The issue is particularly relevant in the case examined which following the halt in building construction due to emigration from “Terra di Lavoro” in Campania, has shown since the beginning of the new millennium a tendency to be prone to the processes that triggered the sad “vicious cycle” operating in metropolitan areas.
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