LOS CENTROS COMERCIALES EN COLOMBIA
There are societies, which in a market economy, and the consequential globalization processes of syndrome TLC (Free Trade Agreements), transfer of technologies and knowledge, you have bet, a market model, which despite the global economic crisis, and way as knocking a the U.S. In countries such as Colombia, faithful to this economic paradigm, it follows the boom and unbridled construction of Shopping Centers, which apparently make believe the citizen common and current that their standard of living improves with the proliferation of these shopping centers, but this only works for investors, leaving on the rug, not only problems generation unqualified, but enormous consequences in other key variables such as quality of life, mobility, public space management, architectural and urban planning issues and problems of ideological and social idiosyncrasies that make us see these huge masses as the new paradigm of development for companies that follow these guidelines from the U.S. model, because in Europe they do not constitute a development paradigm. Specifically it aims to develop a critical and reflective reasoning on social dynamics filing the proliferation of malls in specific historical contexts as Colombian society.
Riduzione della vulnerabilità di strutture prefabbricate
The paper describes a research focused on low-cost anti-seismic devices to be installed on precast buildings. This work consists in studying the behaviour of two-dimensional precast RC frames, equipped with dissipative devices placed on beam-column joints and at the base of the columns. The evaluation of the performance capabilities before and after the insertion of the devices is conducted. This system fully satisfies the requirements in terms of easiness of installation and costs reduction.
Architettura della città: Napoli lo spazio della città che cambia
With the Architectural Planning Laboratory within the framework of the DiARC, University of Naples, the educational and training path is led by the idea of a research impacting the public space, the landscape and the new housing dynamics, starting from the Greek-Roman city. The ancient centre is the beating heart of a city such as Naples, that can not be defined in a univocal way. There is more than one Naples, the city has manifold facets and ancient Neapolis is only its best-documented catalogue. This architectural project is the outcome of a travel of knowledge – a thorough knowledge of the places, their material and immaterial conditions, that defines the possible proposals for the ancient city centre. Even beyond the possibility of a transformation in compliance with the places, its aim is to tell the story of the strategic processes and the issues underlying real urban transformation.
Ling-Gang new city in Cina
The paper describes a project research aimed at defining tools and methodologies for the design of contemporary metropolises in contexts like China is, characterized by a recent and speed development in economics. The effort is to avoid the production of globalized images and re-introduce the idea of an urban fabric able to give urban quality to the places. At the scale of the residence, the typological mixitè is the tool to avoid the production of a alienating city while the architectural normative can guarantee the urban design capacity in in all the different linguistic expressions.
EL RIO MAGDALENA. UNA RUTA CULTURAL EN EL DEPARTAMENTO DEL TOLIMA
The study of the protection of the landscape and of the architectural heritage in Colombia is a topic very important.
This paper analyzes the region of Tolima in Colombia and a particular cultural route between ancient traditions and colonial cities. Through the descriptions of ancient English and Italian travelers (nineteenth century) the same places have been studied by the authors. The analyzes were developed on the city of Honda, Mariquita and Ambalema and these studies permitted the depth study of ancient building techniques and intangible traditions. This contribution is the result of a interdisciplinary and international collaboration between the Kyoto University (Japan), Universidad de Ibagué (Colombia) and Universidad de Oriente (Cuba).