edited by Gaetano FUSCO
A dangerous misunderstanding of the contemporary architecture is the idea of the invention at all costs.
The main aim of architects appears the will of distinguish themselves by the existing as physical context and, above all, as heritage that history of architecture produced. The paradox is that this attitude, in the age of globalization, produces the risk that cities - even if they are pre-eminently the place of local identities - end up to be all similar.
The Network called “The Architecture of reason: tradition, history and city”, in an inclusive and wide way, wants to be the place of confrontation between theoretical, of project and research experiences with a common background: the idea that - contrary to the avant-garde where the progress is intended as diversity/refusal the architectural form is rational not because it “prefers the right angle” but because it is intelligible, able to explain itself and, in this way, shared. This attitude is what we call RATIONAL OPTION in architecture. It is a definition that origins in the theoretical thought of Aldo Rossi and, in this sense, is a specificity of the Italian cultural heritage; points of the Theory are: a process of disciplinary re-foundation careful to the HISTORY of architecture and its TRADITION; the structuralist analysis of architecture starting form the physical and material peculiarities of the CITY.
The Network is organized in the following Sections:
1-THEORY is the section on theory and comparison with general thought on the subject of reasoin and tradition
2-PROJECTS monographic essays about architectural projects that want to investigate syntactical and compositional procedures and the relationship between typological arrangement, tradition and urban peculiarities of the contexts using the critical re-drawing as the main instrument
3-HISTORY 'stories’ of works, architects, projects, events related to the key-words: Tradition, History, City.
CALL FOR PAPER: the proposed articles should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The articles will be peer-reviewed. The accepted articles will be published on-line and have the value of national publication with ISSN.
Gaetano Fusco (1959) has studied architecture to Naples where, after a collaboration apprenticeship with the study of Agostino Renna, alive and manages the work as I space intellectual that is accompanied to the search, to the teaching, to the writing. Doctor of Search, is teacher of Architectural Composition near the Faculties of Architecture of the Second University of the Studies of Naples and the University of the Studies in Parma. It collaborates to the international magazine of architecture "to Live the Earth" directed by Paul Portoghesi (Rome) and it is editor of the magazine "Aiòn" directed by Massimo Fagioli (Florence). He has published the books “Architettura e territorio” (Clean 1998), “Impronte.Architetture” (Il Laboratorio 2002), “Franz di Salvo. Works and Projects” (Clean 2003), “Il classico nel moderno” (Aión 2007) and numerous wise man in books national and international magazines among which "Urban Geographies.Landscapes of the architecture" in “Die Idee der Stadt” (edited by Uwe Schroder, Wasmuth-Verlag, Fachhochschule Köln Cologne University of Applied Sciences - Fakultät für Architektur).