The paper explores the relation between space, both the urban and rural territory arranged by Ottoman Empire, and a western power (Italy) that wanted to impose new aesthetic codes employing distant spatial structures, which caused a radically different approach to land organization. While the urban spatial structure articulated timeless spaces, squares, and courtyards made of archetypal elements, zenithal view, in being strictly related with Euclidean space, was a major tool for knowledge (representation) and operation (design). The subject proposed, within the frame of those operations of shaping the “form of the water” and changing the coastline’s layout as well, represents the ambition to turn the pernicious land (swampy no-man’s lands) into the good lodging. The process of reclamation, in the relationship between land and infrastructure, has two stages: initially, an isotropic drainage network, radically superimposed on the ground, defines the purest structure of the landscape. In a second stage, the abstract grid becomes the layout for illegal settlements.

RESTA, G., & TUPPUTI, G. (2016). The grammar of Italian design in Albania: transforming landscape in the early twentieth century. In Migration and the built environment in the mediterranean and the middle east (pp.105-109). Ariccia : Ermes.

The grammar of Italian design in Albania: transforming landscape in the early twentieth century

RESTA, GIUSEPPE;
2016

Abstract

The paper explores the relation between space, both the urban and rural territory arranged by Ottoman Empire, and a western power (Italy) that wanted to impose new aesthetic codes employing distant spatial structures, which caused a radically different approach to land organization. While the urban spatial structure articulated timeless spaces, squares, and courtyards made of archetypal elements, zenithal view, in being strictly related with Euclidean space, was a major tool for knowledge (representation) and operation (design). The subject proposed, within the frame of those operations of shaping the “form of the water” and changing the coastline’s layout as well, represents the ambition to turn the pernicious land (swampy no-man’s lands) into the good lodging. The process of reclamation, in the relationship between land and infrastructure, has two stages: initially, an isotropic drainage network, radically superimposed on the ground, defines the purest structure of the landscape. In a second stage, the abstract grid becomes the layout for illegal settlements.
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RESTA, G., & TUPPUTI, G. (2016). The grammar of Italian design in Albania: transforming landscape in the early twentieth century. In Migration and the built environment in the mediterranean and the middle east (pp.105-109). Ariccia : Ermes.
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