Complementarity between permanent and temporary

  • Roberto Bologna University of Firenze
Keywords: temporary, permanent, architecture, emergency, meta-design


The article investigates the current role of temporary architecture as a logic to be considered no longer exceptional and contingent, but organic to the development and it proposes a reflection on the dialogue between the temporary and permanent dimension in architecture and urban planning projects with specific reference to interventions in response to housing emergency. Through the detection of the main critical issues persistent in recent earthquake events in Italy and through the proposal of synthetic meta-project applications, the article intends to provide an interpretation of a new relationship of complementarity between temporary interventions and preventive infrastructures of areas destined for emergency settlements in order to provide an adequate response to the new instances of sustainable development and resilient regeneration of the affected urban centers.

Author Biography

Roberto Bologna, University of Firenze

Full Professor of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture, he is Director of the five years Master degree in Architecture and Director of the TESIS (Interuniversity Centre of Systems and Technologies for Health Care, Social and Educational).


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How to Cite
Bologna, R. (2018) “Complementarity between permanent and temporary”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 4(online), pp. 81-88. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/4102018.
Architecture | Essays & Viewpoint
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