The Architectural Order in the Italian Twentieth Century’s reinterpretation. From the canonic principles to serialism: a research for new syntactic combinations.

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  • Antonio Riondino

Abstract

The architectural order, the analogic transfiguration of the petrifaction process, represents the unchanging tectonic-expressive icon, resulting from the material and constructive variability of the architecture; a variability today more and more subject to the spectacular advanced visual technologies or to those languages based on the predominant, often misrepresenting, sensorial action. In apparent contrast to these tendencies are those looking for possible new codes, able to respond to the chaotic condition of Babel, that characterizes the contemporary city, experiencing actions aimed at combining the update of the constructive and linguistic codes, with the phenomena induced by a different perception of the architectural landscape. To these theories belong all those trends of research, involved in architecture and the arts, according to a basically pseudoscopic approach; the same that, from Greeks onwards, is the privileged place of narrative function of the building. The domain most concerned by this experimentation, that is delivered to our future, is, of course, the tectonic one of the relationship between point elements, such as columns, pillars and frames. These elements, declined in overlapping, simultaneous or diachronic intersections, may try to compose new potential orders, new potential rhythmic sequences capable of expressing in harmonic phenomena the current almost incomprehensible shapes of our cities and landscapes. 

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2015-07-31

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Riondino, A. (2015). The Architectural Order in the Italian Twentieth Century’s reinterpretation. From the canonic principles to serialism: a research for new syntactic combinations. L’architettura Delle città  - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni, 3(6). Retrieved from http://architetturadellecitta.it/index.php/adc/article/view/63

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L'Architettura delle città-The Journal of Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni