The structure of design process

Silvio Carta

“Vultaggio’s projects result from a logical-graphic process based on well-defined and clear steps. According to the architect, individual elements are first taken into account one at a time and then put together coherently. 
Vultaggio’s method can be described as a sequence of three main phases: the first one consists in identifying an elementary shape that contains the required programme and defines the formal setting of the project; in the second one the external conditions that inform the project are summarised; in the third one the changes to the original shape resulting from the second step are verified (and in case adapted). The external forces influence the elementary shape producing a final result with unique characteristics. In the following four examples we will see how the shape-concept relationship has been developed in different situations…”

(cfr:// Shape vc Concept, Silvio Carta, 2017 ) This text is an updated version of the article published on Arch’it in 2011

The tower in New York, New York, USA

The holy hills, Arles, France

The soul of Moulin rouge, Paris, France

Towers on the edge, Mexico city, Mexico

Adaptable architecture gallery, London, UK

Under the fortress, Cresmina, Portugal

Ring o' ring a roses, L'Aquila, IT

Sky condos, Lima, Perù

Eco-Offices, Lima, Perù

Site Lake Baths, Serra da Estrela, Portugal

The memorial gate, Bologna, IT

Follow the line, Napoli, IT

Space invader, Settimo torinese, IT

A House for Sol LeWitt, Lilla Stenshuvud, Sweden

Introvert/Extrovert house_1, As, Norway

Introvert/Extrovert house_2, As, Norway

Limite valicabile, Terni, IT

Points of view, Manchester, UK

Dream pavilion, London, UK

Le matite colorate, Milano, IT

Edificacao popular, Fortaleza, Brasil

The thin house, San Giorgio del Sannio (BN), IT

Casa V, San Giorgio del Sannio (BN), IT

Water house, Bologna, IT

Ring o' ring a roses, L'Aquila, IT

Blue stones, Kurzeme, Latvia 

The infusion pavilion, London, UK