The architectural project as a link between theory and practice

Renato Capozzi, Federica Visconti


The paper aims to investigate the theme of the Call, the distinction between theory and practice, based on a reflection on Architecture and demonstrating that one of the specifics of this art of construction – or artistic practice as in the well-known definition by Vittorio Gregotti – is in the relationship between thought and artefact intended not in antithetic terms but of hermeneutic circularity. 
The investigation of points of view and the analysis of exempla are, respectively, premise and demonstration of a reasoning that aims to define, specifically referring to methods and techniques within a theory of architectural design, an “orientated point of view” starting from which a reflection on the relationship between theory and practice is proposed.  


theoria; praxis; design culture; rational architecture; realism

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