The Re-Coding project investigates the ordinary making of the urban fabric. In this context, the city is conceived as the combined result of spatial planning, market forces, swinging frames of reasoning, conformity to norms and individual expectations and aspirations. To do so, the Re-Coding project focuses on the role of urban codes in shaping the structure of our cities. Specifically, FULL aims at exploring the intertwined connection between urban codes and city morphology. With urban codes, a set of rules should be intended that regards singled out ‘elemental types’ (such as height, roofing, windows, and the like) and their relations within the built environment with no correspondence to a predetermined and unique location. Yet, the complexity of regulation system might hinder the immediate understanding of the extent and impacts that such regulations have on the built environment, particularly when the overlapping of well-intentioned regulations generated in different time frames result in distorted outcomes, such as use segregation, contradictory directions, and scarce flexibility, to name a few, in a time in which cities have to deal with progressive modifications rather than massive greenfield expansions.
Team: Matteo Robiglio, Francesca Governa, Luigi Buzzacchi, Claudio Ettore Casetti, Francesca Frassoldati, Juan Carlos De Martin, Tiziana Tosco, Marco Masoero, Giuseppe Scellato, Giulio Zotteri, Enrico Fabrizio