Architectural Joint

Re-reading form through the agency of the joint. The archaeological attitude of Design Driven Research

Starting from the investigation of three paradigmatic works, the research is set to demonstrate how interpretative analysis can extract essential suggestions for the design of the new. Following a rationale of passionate criticism, it sees in the work on the material carried out by Carlo Scarpa, Sigurd Lewerentz and Juliaan Lampens the possibility of drawing insights that are still relevant to the work of architecture.

By observing their buildings through full-scale drawings, it will speculate how their designs were conceived (and built) starting from a reflection on the minimal elements of architecture and on the expressive value embedded in the materials.

The architectural joint can thus become, if not only observed as an element of connection of disparate elements but as an agent of the design process, a form of transcendental scheme, through which we can reorganise a reflection on the whole process.

Joint PhD between Politecnico di Milano and KU Leuven

PhD research by Enrico Miglietta
Supervised by Gennaro Postiglione, Jo Van Den Berghe
Co-supervised by Annalisa de Curtis, Thierry Lagrange


13.05.22Re-reading form through the agency of the joint