Materials for the transformation of weak contexts. Urban quality and new densities on the margin: complex sustainability and soil-occupation techniques.



It is important to meditate on the essence of dwelling considered as the relation between human beings, spaces and places, and on building as the edification of places via the arrangement of spaces: isn’t it clear how the premodern knowledge of dwelling and building produced forms, simple spaces and complex aggregations able to mediate multiple contingencies that belong to the technical, performance, existential or social spheres? And how can the contemporary mindset convert the combination of the necessities, whether expressed or not, into spaces and places?