Delle rovine della contemporaneità: le architetture incompiute
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Unfinished Architecture. Or the ruins of contemporaneity
There are several opportunities offered by the analysis of the unfinished architecture. The first one is to read it as an occasion to think about New Categories and New Codes for the contemporary project of architecture, to return central position to the tool of the vision in the practice of the project. The second one is to define directly strategies that can be useful for the incomplete architectures, that live the landscape of our cities as real ruins of the contemporaneity. Incomplete architectures, as tangible testimony of the consequences of modernization, set in action on the base of the strategies that have marked the graphic arts and the image; a mirror destined to frame a vision of the Future that, after having broken, entirely leaves in front of us the fragments of those visions. However, we must consider that behind every incomplete architecture there is always a “Possible Space”; therefore it is necessary to accept the incompleteness as a condition of potential Openness.