Architecture Degree Programme at “Ion Mincu” University

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture (English taught)
2nd Year, sem 1, 2020-2021

UP-1E | Morpho–Typological Urban Analysis

Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 3

Department:
Urban and Landscape Design
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh.urb. Angelica Stan
Learning outcomes:
The course provides basic knowledge on urban morphology as a tool to understand the city through the analysis of its components. At the same time, the aim is to form analytical and correlative skills applied to the urban fabric, in order to know in depth the context of inserting the architectural object in a site. Based on the knowledge acquired in this course, the student will be able to morpho-typologically analyze various fragments of urban fabric, to hierarchize and classify in a structured way, its elements and to define integrative the morphological character of an urban space, as an essential feature of the context of the architectural object.
Content:
Course 1 INSIGHTS. THE CITY FROM A MORPHOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW
Course 2 METHODS OF MOFO-TYPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS.
Course 3 URBAN MORPHOLOGY - LESSON OF THE PAST: SCHOOLS OF URBAN MORPHOLOGY
Course 4 PRIMARY MORPHOLOGICAL ELEMENTS
Course 5 URBAN TYPE AND TYPOLOGY
Course 6 MORPHO-TYPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF URBAN TISSUE
Course 7 MORPHO-TYPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PARCELLING SYSTEM
Course 8 MORPHO-TYPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF STREET SYSTEM & FRONTS
Course 9 MORPHO-TYPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF BUILT SYSTEM
Course 10 MORPHO-TYPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF GREEN/EMPTY SPACE
Course 11 URBAN MORPHOLOGY - PUBLIC SPACE & URBAN LANDSCAPE
Course 12 URBAN MORPHOLOGY AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
Course 13 SUMMARY / Q&A
Course 14 SUMMARY / Q&A
Teaching Method:
Lectures with illustrations and comments; case studies; punctual exercices
Assessment:
EXAM - grid test
Bibliography:
Allain, R., Morphologie urbaine. Géographie, aménagement et architecture de la ville, Armand Colin, (2011[2004])
Castex, J., Depaule, J.Ch. and Panerai, P., Formes urbaines: de l'îlot à la barre, Dunod, Paris, 1977
Colin R, Koetter, F., Collage City, MIT Press, 2011[1978]
Merlin, P. Choay, F. si D’Alfonso, E. (eds) Morphologie urbaine et parcellaire: colloque d’Arc-et-Senans, Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, Paris,1988
Rossi, A., The Architecture of the City. orig. L'archittetura della cita, t, 1982 [1966], MIT Press.