Urban green Landscapes: the Green as contemporary Cult

  • Oscar Eugenio Bellini Polytechnic of Milano
  • Martino Mocchi Polytechnic of Milano
Keywords: urbanscape, green facade, greenery

Abstract

Balconies, lodges, green roofs, solariums, etc. represent one of the fundamentals (according to the definition by Rem Koolhaas at Biennale di Venezia 2014) of contemporary architecture, that is triggering a new debate on the contemporary city and its landscape. The link between these solutions and nature is one of the most influential factors for their success. On the one hand this could be considered as a positive aspect for the sustainability of the human action on the planet - in strictly environ mental terms. On the other hand, it poses urgent questions about the simplification of the aesthetic and cultural categories that are governing the evolution of the city.

Author Biographies

Oscar Eugenio Bellini, Polytechnic of Milano

Architect, PhD, he is Associate Professor in Architectural Technology at the ABC Department.
E-mail: oscar.bellini@polimi.it

Martino Mocchi, Polytechnic of Milano

PhD in Project and Technologies for the Development of Cultural Heritage, he is Contract Professor of Landscape Aesthetics at the DASTU Department.
E-mail: martino.mocchi@polimi.it

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Wonder Beirut Forest, 2011 (credit: StudioInvisible)
Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Bellini, O. E. and Mocchi, M. (2017) “Urban green Landscapes: the Green as contemporary Cult”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 2(online), pp. 95-100. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/2132017.
Section
Architecture
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