Accomplished space: the Italian piazza
Inspired and subject to individual experience, an in depth study of eleven piazzas yielded a set of Architectural elements, characterizing each piazza. Clearly, "intention" supplements their unique evolution, and the layered symbolism over time, throughout the urban fabric, emits a specific disposition within each piazza.
The consistent refinement of particular conditions developing from common initial intentions may lead to a basic Architectural criteria. Though not accepted as a universal standard, this criteria produces a set of characteristics applicable to a multitude of open spaces; hence, like the Italian Piazza, “accomplished space”.