Vol. 5 No. 2 (2012): Il verso dell’immagine

L’architettura come sistema di differenze

Published 2012-10-16


  • Difference,
  • Reversibility,
  • Double,
  • Architecture

How to Cite

Biraghi, M. (2012). L’architettura come sistema di differenze. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 5(2), 209–216. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11470


There are many cases in which the “direction” of architecture seems to be indifferent to the architect who designs it. Among these, the Guggenheim Museum in New York by Frank Lloyd Wright is highly emblematic: through the long and troubled project’s phases it shows a surprising “reversibility”, horizontal and vertical.

In most cases, however, the “direction” of architecture is determined by factors which are situated outside of it, as are existing buildings, or the circumstances of the site and the factors of exposure, lighting and ventilation. In this sense, architecture not only reveals the existence of differences but it builds them, becoming itself a system of differences.


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