Casual City: informal visions of designed architectures


  • Paola Raffa Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria



city, vision, informal


Read the architecture means address issues of structure, type, homogeneous categories. It means to give connotation to the signs, highlight significant and symbols, measures and relationships. The construction of an architecture is the result of a design. Each design is completely in order with standards and regulations. Places of city, which are subject to the rules, order and govern the space. In residential areas there is, however, an unusual form of mutation of the architecture. The residential architecture, built according to the design is, over time, assaulted by unconventional elements. Elements are attributable to random processes that generate unexpected transformations. The architecture is transformed from processes uncontrolled. The architecture of the project is converted into informal architecture.



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How to Cite

Raffa, P. (2014). Casual City: informal visions of designed architectures. DISEGNARECON, 7(13), XVII / 1–10.