High-Rise Feet

Milano, Italy
Design 2005-6, Workshop, Research project

The design of the implant of a skyscraper in the city fabric is just the last step of a long path of research. The development of the contemporary city and the infilling method which is characterizing the majority of the city centers trigger a process of genetic mutation. These changes are visible in the development of new typologies, the generation of new spaces and the born of a mix of functions constantly questioned and revised.

High-Rise Feet

RESEARCH THESIS

 

The design of the implant of a skyscraper in the city fabric is just the last step of a long path of research.

The development of the contemporary city and the infilling method which is characterizing the majority of the city centers trigger a process of genetic mutation. These changes are visible in the development of new typologies, the generation of new spaces and the born of a mix of functions constantly questioned and revised.

 

The research is focused on skyscrapers (starting from their genesis and the school of Chicago) and the graft of this typology in urban old city fabrics.

The “embryonic phase” as emergency develops on the “city of congestion” as a condition of existence of the high rise building itself.

The research takes also into account all different contemporary thematic as the relation between density and sprawl, the theme of the infrastructural knots and the management of fluxes, the requalification of degraded areas through the creation of new public spaces and green areas.

 

The problem of the reuse of dismissed areas and voids within the urban city fabric, takes the experimental field of Milan, trying to establish new relations between “tall buildings” and a tissue historically and morphologically distant from this typology.

The choice of the grafting of a tower into a delicate tissue is the final step of the research, the methodology of the “infilling” generates a process of genetic mutation in the skyscraper and in old city fabric at the same time.

These mutations are visible in the design of new typologies, the creation of new spaces and the coexistence of unusual functions.

High-Rise Feet

Milano, Italy
Design 2005-6, Workshop, Research project

 

Roy Nash Design Architect

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