Archescape. On The Tracks Of Piranesi

Gijs Wallis De Vries

Publisher Duizend & Een

ISBN 9789071346002

Idea Code 14210

What might Gianbattista Piranesi (1720-1778) contribute to today’s architectural debate? Could his vision of a pensile city inspire the city of tomorrow? Archescape is a new concept based on a reading of Piranesi’s Campo Marzio, his sublime reconstruction of ancient Rome. Archescape, a fusion of the words architecture and escape into a new ‘scape’, addresses two issues: the city flight that tends towards the destruction of what it looks for, and the sprawling urban footprint that is unsustainable and blocks escape. It also conceives a way out: the creation of flight lines inside a dense city.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, pb, English


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