ARC452 – URBAN MORPHOLOGY

Course Unit Title

URBAN MORPHOLOGY

Course Unit Code

ARC452

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Undergraduate

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

4

Theoretical (hour/week)

3

Practice (hour/week)

6

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

IV th

Semester when the course unit is delivered

2017 SPRING

Name of Lecturer (s)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alessandro Camiz

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Recommended Optional Program Components

None

Work Placement(s)

None

Objectives of the Course

The course "Urban Morphology and building typology" introduces students to the knowledge of building typology and urban morphology theories: in particular morphological analysis at the urban and territorial scale with a particular focus on the formation process of basic and special building types, the formation process of urban tissues, the hierarchy of paths, the ridge top theory, the formation process of routes and settlements. Following the teachings of Saverio Muratori and Gianfranco Caniggia, within the most recent researches of the Italian school of Urban Morphology, the course will consider for analysis examples of urban tissues in Cyprus. Within the Conzenian approach, the theory and application of burgage and fringe belt analysis will be experimented.

 

The main objectives of this course are:

 

  • To learn building typology theories
  • To learn morphological analysis at the urban and territorial scale
  • To apply building typology theories to the analysis of a chosen site
  • To apply morphological analysis at the urban and territorial scale to the analysis of a chosen site