Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 24th ISUF 2017 - City and Territory in the Globalization Age

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Shape of cadastral plot and band of pertinence. Meaning for Architectural Design
Paolo Carlotti

Last modified: 16-05-2018


Some our studies of urban morphology, implemented on historical and contemporary urban fabric maps, allow us to believe that the shape of the lot and of band of pertinence of a pathway are essential to reading the formative urban process.

Different phases of formative process of an urban center seems, in fact, to be recognizable in the of shape of lot and interaction between lots and path.

These morphological shapes (lots) are the result of different  centrality that are produced in the building fabric and, consequently, the restructuring pathways are important for understanding rules and causes of urban and architectural transformation of the city.

This paper aims to offer a contribution to the definition of the elements of urban morphology.

This research, part of a series of research, carried out in the Lab. Lettura e Progetto dell’Architettura  of the  Faculty of Roma (Sapienza), tries to be implemented in some case studies:  Murcia and San Mateu.



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