Giulio Carlo Argan in his essay, On the Typology of Architecture, Argan explores the evolution and creation of “type” within the historical. On the Typology of Architecture. Front Cover. Giulio Carlo Argan. Title, On the Typology of Architecture. Author, Giulio Carlo Argan. Published, Giulio Carlo Argan explains Architectural typologies and how they come into existence. He gives a definition of type, “not so much the idea of.

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And how does an architectural type archittecture Does symbolic content exist before the creation of type and determine it or is it just a subsequent deduction?

Lecture 5: Giulio Carlo Argan, “On the Typology of Architecture” | Courtney Clark’s Blog

The type is deprived of its character and of its true quality as form. The generation of a type depends on the existence of a series of building having between them an obvious formal and functional analogy.


Genuinely the type is formed through a process of reducing a complex of formal variants to a typologu root form. The important thing is that there are two facts that show the formative process of a typology is not only a classifying or statistical process.

Giulio Carlo Argan,”On the Typology of Architecture”

First, typological series do not arise only in relation to the physical functions but they are connected to their layout. Second, there are only three categories for formal architectural typology: You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Lecture 5: Giulio Carlo Argan, “On the Typology of Architecture”

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