Spagnolo / Sharing Landscape: Beyond the Urban-rural Dialectic.

Sharing Landscape: Beyond the Urban-rural Dialectic. The FARM

Author: Isabella Spagnolo, Politecnico di Milano

Supervisor: Guya Bertelli, Prof., DAStU, Politecnico di Milano; Marco Bovati, Associate Professor, DAStU, Politecnico di Milano; Andrea Oldani, Prof., DAStU, Politecnico di Milano

Research stage: intermediate doctoral stage

Category: Extended abstract

DDR Statement

The thesis adopts a DDR approach declined in two ways: in the central part of the thesis (which is partially discussed in the text that I present here), the drawing is not practiced but analyzed. We begin with some design examples from the history of architecture that are emblematic of the research theme to arrive at some references of contemporary vertical farms.

From the former, four formal paradigms are drawn (fence, grid, courtyard, and greenhouse), which have historically evolved and then re-proposed cyclically. From the latter, on the other hand, we try to draw the principles of practical operation that regulate these new production methods. They are therefore functional rather than formal references.

In the third and last part of the thesis, the drawing will be practiced: we will design and find a meeting point between the formal references and the functional references studied in the previous section to identify new spatial declinations.