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Occasional Architecture for the ex Teatro Scribe : open studios in Turin

Cecilia Vera Pérez Gacitúa

Occasional Architecture for the ex Teatro Scribe : open studios in Turin.

Rel. Piergiorgio Tosoni. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea specialistica in Architettura, 2009


Occasional Architecture

Proposals for intermediate states

According to the definition of the Metapolis dictionary, "Performance: does not ask how a form looks like but in what allows. Does not focus on what process was used to make the design but what was capable to generate during this process. Thus, performance changes the focus from essence to effect. The question is not what it is but what it does."

Time as a place:

"To develop the concept of time as place... someone who administers three objects in the territory of just two (...). The juggler is that one who finds a place in time". ("A tempo lexicon". Tempo catalogue, MOMA NY)

On the basis that the concept of time as a place is the one that governs the argument and the project developed here; it is necessary to define -first- what is meant by place, or even better for the architectural space. It is here where the definition of Christian Norberg - Schulz finds its place when he attributes to the architectural space the settlement of the existential space of human being turning this, at the same time, in "a relatively stable system of sensory schemas or images of the surrounding environment." In his book, "Existence, Space and Architecture" refers to the work of Dagoberto Frey, Rudolf Schwarz and Kevin Lynchn, highlighting its importance by referring to the existential space and architectural space specifically, in an effort to "build an intellectual bridge between man and his environment."

The speed of the new technologies that surround us at present; the haste with which we live; the speed in which things begin and end, condemns too many buildings to the oblivion, to the abandon and to the silence. Present at the core of any city, these spaces remain mute, blind and deaf to the urban life, waiting for a change that reinstate them again. This keeps the building passive, in an intermediate time between what it was and what will be. This temporary "in-between", according to the hypothesis projecting, could be taken to use them temporarily and re-insert this spaces to the urban life till now ignored.

Relators: Piergiorgio Tosoni
Publication type: Printed
Subjects: G Geografia, Antropologia e Luoghi geografici > GG Piemonte
A Architettura > AF Buildings and equipment for leisure, social activities, sport
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea specialistica in Architettura
Classe di laurea: UNSPECIFIED
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/1592

Part I: Architectural History of Turin

Evolution of the northern area of the Po Street: from the royalty to the fascism

The period of the Restoration

The interventions of the second quarter of 1800

The plan Promis for the enlargement of the city to Vanchiglia

The works of the mid-1800

The achievements of the period between 1800 and 1900

The buildings of the years between world wars

The damage of the Second World War and the subsequent development

Part II: History of the Teatro Scribe

Historical evolution of the ex theatre: From the avant-garde to the obsolescence

Part III: Current context

Cultural City: city of events

The neighbourhood: Mole Antonelliana's area

Part IV: Piace of intervention

The ex Teatro Scribe

Part V: Proposal

Operi Studios in Turin : a bet for the art

Part VI: Modular construction project


From the Rationalisation to the mass housing construction. The serial production and type standardisation.

Prefabricated house - the modular System of building Referents

Modular building systems in America


Basic Principles: Industrial prefabrication

Site prefabrication and mobile productions piants

Building methods

Part VII: Proposal

Referent Cockpit Arts

Thoughts About mobility

Construction System : Room modules

Advantages of the modular construction


Modules Structure

Configuration options

Construction examples

Final project

Occasional Architecture concept

Proposed intervention

Ex Theatre Scribe Building

Glass Office Building

Art Box Building



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