Vacant Spaces. Recycling architecture

Vacant Spaces addresses the issue of the architectural re-cycle of residual objects and spaces produced, voluntarily or involuntarily, by the recent forms of urbanization. In particular, this research concerns buildings and places of productive origin, already abandoned or being abandoned, assuming as a privileged observatory the study of critical cases in the north-east of Italy. By proposing a new view of the transformation of urban places, the book investigates a little studied topic, that is, the possible strategies and actions for the functional reconversion and the morphological requalification of objects and materials.

Claudia Battaino, lecturer at the University of Trento is a member of the college faculty of the Doctoral School in Environmental Engineering. She has been Visiting Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, University of Cottbus, and is currently Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Krakow. Her research covers the physical and functional conversion of peripheral urban areas as well as marginal sites and brownfield. For Mimesis she already published: Public/open spaces. Spostamenti concettuali, 2012.

Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN: 978-88-5751-570-0
Date: 2012
Price: €19.00

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