Water and Asphalt

The Project of Isotropy

Edited by Paola Viganò, Bernardo Secchi, and Lorenzo Fabian

Water and Asphalt

Edited by Paola Viganò, Bernardo Secchi, and Lorenzo Fabian

Distributed for Park Books

240 pages | 216 color plates, 79 halftones | 9 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9783906027715 Published September 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
The series UFO: Explorations of Urbanism aims to fill a gap in the contemporary debate concerning urbanism by offering case studies that document and critically analyze a global spectrum of changing urban conditions in interaction with the continuous adaptation of urbanism and offer alternatives to contemporary mainstream urban projects.

Water and Asphalt, the latest volume in the series, investigates the metropolitan area of Venice with regard to the increasing separation of residential and industrial neighborhoods. The densely populated region, criss-crossed by networks of roads and waterways, provides the ideal the test case for imagining the concept termed by this study as the “Project of Isotropy.” The researchers argue that conditions now exist for re-devising the isotropic space in Venice with a focus on the water system, roads and public transport, alternative mobility, forms of diffused welfare, innovative agriculture, and the decentralized production of energy.
 
Contents
Water and Asphalt
The Project of Isotropy
 
PAOLA V GANÒ, BERNARDO SECCH , LORENZO FABIAN/
Foreword
 
BERNARDO SECCH I PAOlA VIGANO I PHD STUDENTS 2006
Water and Asphalt:
The Metropolitan Region of Venice
as Isotropic Territory
 
PAOLA V GANÒ
Water and Asphalt. The Project of Isotropy
 
MARIANO ANDREANI AND LUISA SIOTTO
Photographic Explorations 1
 
BERNARDO SECCHI
Isotropy versus Hierarchy
 
PAOLA PELLEGRINI
Pipes and Sponges:
The Implicit Project for the Construction
of the Central Veneto Area
 
IRENE GUIDA
Networks and Corridors:
Paradoxes of Connectivity
 
 VIVIANA FERRARIO
About Agricultural Space in the Città Diffusa
and Its Importance for the Future
Scenarios
More Space for Water/
‘Every Drop Counts’
 
 PAOLA V GANÒ
Extreme Cities: Scenarios and Design
Scenario: More Space for Water
 
CHIARA CAVALIERI
Storytelling: Against the Current
 
LORENZO FABIAN
Extreme Cities 2:
Scenarios for [Extra]ordinary Territories
 
Scenario: 'Every Drop Counts'
 
GIAMBATTISTA ZACCARIOTTO
'Every Drop Counts'.
New Rules: Water Sensitive Design
 
MARIANO ANDREANI AND LUISA SIOTTO
Photographic Explorations 2
 
 
PAOLA VIGANÒ
Pipes and Sponge: Scenarios
 
Scenario: No Car.
Generalized Accessibility Scenario
 
LORENZO FABIAN
Towards No Car:
A New Mobility Paradigm for Recycling the 'Diffuse City'
 
AGOSTINO CAPPELLI
Cars Cost:
The Social Cost of Transport and Logistics in Italy
 
Scenario: C0 2 Neutral.
Road as Support for New Woodlands
 
BERNARDO SECCHI
Shifting Models
 
LORENZO FABIAN
Pipes and Sponges:
Maps and Models of Mobility Network
 
MARIANO ANDREA AND LUISA SIOTTO
Photographic Explorations 3
 
BERNARDO  SECCHI
Conclusions
 
Appendix
 
Editors, Research Credits
Image Credits
Notes
Bibliography
 
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