Architecture and Archaeology Connections and oppositions


International online Symposium

Architecture and Archaeology

Connections and oppositions


18/6/2021 9:30-18:00 (GMT+2:00, Rome Time)


ISAR ROME Aula Magna “Sedad Hakkı Eldem”
Meeting ID: 927 0824 8389

Passcode: 723883


Often architecture and archaeology are perceived as opposed disciplines, especially in recent years. Every time a modern architecture project is proposed within an archaeological site, an intense debate arises often ending up by impeding the construction. This opposition is one of the keywords for this symposium which will introduce the works of the second international summer school in the Roman forum. International students (some in presence and some online) guided by numerous tutors, will survey the Horrea Agrippiana and design a temporary socially distanced antiquarium therein for 10 days. The other keyword we proposed is connection. It seems like archaeology, which is indeed a modern discipline, is a daughter of architecture as it explores and excavates buildings that an architect designed and built some centuries ago. On the other hand architecture is a daughter of archaeology (or to better say of antiquarian studies) as most of the important architects have developed their skills by “seeing with their own eyes and measuring with their own hands the fragments of many ancient buildings”. Raphael, Peruzzi and Palladio, just to name a few within ancient history, but also Schinkel, Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn more recently, developed their projects in strong connection with archaeology. So, which one was born first, architecture or archaeology? Should we really consider these disciplines as one against the other? These are some of the research questions that we will try to answer during the symposium.



Friday, June 18th 2021


9:30                     Salutations


Chair:        Özge Özkuvancı          (Özyegin University)   

Co-chair:  Louai Al Hussein          (Özyegin University)

Aslıhan Ünlü                (Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Özyegin University)

Murat Sahin                 (Head, Department of Architecture, Özyegin University)  

Tom Rankin                  (ISAR)

Giorgio Verdiani         (University of Florence)

Alessandro Camiz       (Özyegin University)


10:00                    Lectures


Per Elias Cornell                                                (University of Gothenburg)

Built Environment, Change, Continuity and Iteration


Francesca Montanaro                                     (University of Florence)

The remains of the Horrea Agrippiana in the Roman Forum, from survey to virtual reconstruction


Marika Griffo, Carlo Inglese                          (“Sapienza”, University of Rome)

Rome under Rome: survey and analysis of the east excavation area beneath the Basilica Iulia


Hasan Sercan Sağlam                                      (Koç University)

Adramytteion Revisited: The Urban Transformation of an Ancient City into a Byzantine Provincial Capital


Giorgio Verdiani                                               (University of Florence)

A scenario of the tools for digital survey


Ylenia Ricci                                                        (University of Florence)

Virtual Reality for architects: three cases studies between past, lost and present architectures


Alexia Charalambous                                       (University of Florence)

Generative modeling from Architecture to Archaeology


Tom Rankin                                                         (ISAR)

Rome’s Central Archaeological Area; Public Space vs. Tourism

Maria Elisa Amadasi                                         (“Sapienza”, University of Rome)

Aqua Virgo: from Sources to Architecture



13:30-14:00 Lunch break


Chair:         Louai Al Hussein                             (Özyegin University)

Co-chair:   Özge Özkuvancı                            (Özyegin University)


14:00          Lectures


Alessandro Camiz                                             (Özyegin University)

Architecture and archaeology: the conformal composition of the contemporary layer


Riccardo Renzi                                                  (University of Florence)

Memory of Places. Villa Romana de Rabacal heritage site. New museum and service center


Fabio Guarrera                                                 (University of Palermo)

Connections and Extensions in an archaeological environment: a project experience


Giorgio Gasco                                                 (Bilkent University)

Ground Level: conceptualizing the proximity between architecture and archaeology


Nida Nayci                                                         (Mersin University)

Conservation and Development Studies in Kanlıdivane Archaeological Site (Mersin)


Teresa Pagano                                                   (“Sapienza”, University of Rome)

The places of archaeology and the spaces of the city, caseworks and insights


Luca Orlandi                                                     (Özyegin University)

The Premio Piranesi in Turkey: designing exhibition spaces in an archaeological environment


Darko Reba                                                        (University of Novi Sad)

New usage of ancient architecture and urban spaces – constancy and changes


Renato Capozzi                                                  (University of Naples, “Federico II”)

A Project for Tyndaris archeological park


Federica Visconti                                               (University of Naples, “Federico II”)

Architectural eye on archaeology


Carmen Guerrero                                             (University of Miami)

Historic sugarmills in Santo Domingo; an exploration in adaptive reuse

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