We’ve been watching these videos in Methods class. Pretty informative although very hokey. It’s all about building a residential sustainably.
Architects: Mario Ridolfi, Ludovico Quaroni
provide a remedy for housing shortage through the design of “architecture on the human scale” (Casciato 45)
While the former style was dictated by a rational, monumental, and academic tradition, detached from the “architecture of daily life” indifferent to the individuals, the new design was to critically consider the psychological, social, and material needs of the individual and the society at the same time (Casciato 32).
“careful consideration of habits, local traditions, climate, latitude, and altitude, local construction materials, crafts, workmen, and building systems…bearing in mind the spiritual and material needs of a man, of a real man and not an abstract being” (Casciato 33).
current inhabitants are “enormously proud of their housing complex and maintain it beautifully” to this day (Ghirardo 2)
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- Scrivano, Paolo. “Ludovico Quaroni, Mario Ridolfi: barrio INA-Casa Tiburtino, Roma = INA-Casa Tiburtino neighborhood, Rome.” 2G: Revista Internacional De Arquitectura = International Architecture Review. 15 (2000): 28-35.
Terranova, Antonio. The Design of the City. 10 May 2009. http://upcommons.upc.edu/revistes/bitstream/2099/3255/1/018-033_El%20dise%C3%B1o%20de%20la%20ciudad.pdf