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Marco Capitanio+Alice Covatta
Vuk Radović (Keio SFC)+Nadja Beretić (Univ. of Massari)+Ana Medina (UPT Madrid)
co+labo Post-Doctoral Fellow
- PhD in Planning and Environmental Management (University of Manchester, UK),
- Master Degree in Geo-information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC/University of Twente, The Netherlands),
- Master Degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Management (Saint Augustine National University, Peru),
- Professional degree in Architecture (Peru), and
- training in topics such as: Sustainable Land-use Planning (World Bank Institute, US), Land and Property Markets (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, US) and Community Planning and Quality of Life Indicators (National University of Colombia, Colombia).
co+labo PhD students
An architect and a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University in Bangkok. She got her B.Arch in Architecture from KhonKaen University and M.Arch in Urban Design from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Now, she is a Ph.D. candidate of the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University, Japan due to the Japanese government scholarship. Her research is about the phenomenology of radical changed cities specifically affected by the introduction of new transportation technologies in Tokyo and Bangkok. She is interested in the sense of place and community, urban morphology and urban transportation.
Many research projects focus at outstandingly successful Japanese railway systems. While most of those deal with various engineering, technical and environmental aspects, a comparatively small number focuses at their contribution to definition of urban character of the neighbouring areas. This thesis explores the impact of several, carefully chosen railway stations in Tokyo on the immediately adjoining, commercial and mixed-use areas.
The focus is on Tokyu-Toyoko line, which links Tokyo and Yokohama. On the basis of detailed typological study, Jiyugaoka, Musashi-Kosugi and Kikuna Stations were chosen as three representative cases for detailed investigations.
The methodology combines place and mobility theories with theories of urban quality and various livability concepts.
The emerging conclusions point at the ways ways in which well designed and managed railway stations create opportunities for emergence of urban character and specific nuances of quality.
2012-Present Ph.D. Candidate at the Departamento de Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas (Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
In December 2014, as part of her research at co+labo, Paula has conducted a fieldwork. Here is her brief report:
1. Over and under a thick blanket of snow, Shirakawa has shown its impressive traditional architecture. Over the last several decades, twenty six houses were disassembled and relocated to the village.
2. A great place of worship, but also a place of magnificent wooden architecture, Ise Jingu was recently dismantled, and in 2013 renewed and rebuilt in traditional, unpainted cypress wood.
4.to complete the journey, I visited a wood factory in Takayama. I have seen shaping and modelling of wooden pieces which are used for manufacturing some of their key architectural products. Another set of data to be included in the research.
Università degli Studi Udine and co+labo
(Alice is seeking research grant to re-join co+labo as a PostDoc fellow)
Parallel Implosion - Haptic perception of the media city!
The new representation challenges the idea of balance and control that conventionally infer upon city declassifying the usual paradigm (bigness, surgical, hedonistic,…) and eventually
The method used is a mixed strategies, both qualitative and quantitative. At first three main
Jaques Lacan’s Möbius strip evidences inflection of mind into body and vice versa. Maurice
These knowledges within architectural best practices and utopias create a kaleidoscope for topics of interest.
Finally through this lens concepts are testes to be followed by a qualitative method involving detail pragmatic explorations with few case studies.
The method uses text-image analysis, observation, in-depth interview, measurement. Touch is not skin but the interplay of the senses, and the “keep in touch” and “getting in touch” is a matter of fruitful meeting of senses, of sight translated into sound and sound into movement, and taste and smell. Baudelaire had the true intuition of number as a tactile hand or nervous system for interrelating separate units, when he said that “number is within the individual. Defining number as a measure, it contains the whole world-feeling of a soul passionately devoted to the ‘here’ and ‘now’. Measurement in this sense means the measurement of something near and corporeal.