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The Territory as an intermediate space

Maciocco, Giovanni (2014) The Territory as an intermediate space. City, territory and architecture, Vol. 1 (1). eISSN 2195-2701. Article.

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City, territory, architecture. Three words to supersede a dichotomy: between city and architecture, city and territory, and also architecture and territory. If considered two at a time, these words tend to emphasise their diversity more than their complementarity, as they are also positioned at each end of a range of states of affairs (things). The choice of a title with three words is also a critical reflection as regards antonymous concepts that today have invaded the debate on human settlement. We are thinking, for example, of city and environment or, more in general, nature and artifice. The sequence in which the three words of the title are pronounced is dictated neither by scale nor by a hierarchy, hence the second word, territory, does not follow on but is inserted, as an element common to the others, like a system of relations, an intermediate space, that presses for a reciprocal transformation of the worlds of meaning the three words evoke.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9902
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:City, territory, architecture
Subjects:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/20 Architettura e pianificazione urbanistica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Architettura, Design e Urbanistica
Publisher:SpringerOpen
eISSN:2195-2701
Copyright Holders:© 2014 Maciocco; licensee Springer
Deposited On:23 Jun 2014 13:06

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