DRAGONS

 

 

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"La Fontana dei Draghi" (The Fountain of the Dragons), 1572,

by Pirro Ligorio at Villa d'Este in Tivoli, near Rome.

Photograph by Michele Leonardi © 2007.

 

 

 

 

LIZARDS

 

 

Portraits of different Lizards, a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 7,000 species. Source: Wikipedia:

 

Range of the Lizards, a widespread group of squamate reptiles,

with over 7,000 species. Source: Wikipedia:

 

 

 

DRAGONS

 

Geoffrey of Monmouth: Illumination from a 15th-century manuscript of Historia Regum Britanniae showing Vortigern and Ambros

watching the fight between two dragons. Source: Wikipedia,

 

"Red dragon sculpture on top of the Cromlech 

at the Welsh Memorial Park" in Langemark near Ypres (Belgium),

a war memorial for soldiers of World War I. 

Source: Wikipediaphotograph by courtesy of Rickfive, 2015.

 

 

Plate with Dragon and Waves first half of the 18th century, China,

 exposed at THE MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

 

"Glazed dragon tiles", late Ming Dynasty (1488-1644),

Shanxi province, China; exposed at The British Museum in London, United Kingdom. Photograph by Michele Leonardi © 2016.

 

 

 

LIZARDS

 

 

Portraits of some Lizards, a widespread group of squamate reptiles,

with over 7,000 species. Source: Wikipedia:

 

 

 

DRAGONS

 

Dragon: origin Spain, after 1200.

Source: THE MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

 

Ormesby Master, active 14th century, Illustrator:

"Dublin Apocalypse", folio 16r, page XXXIII.

Source: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

 

Paolo Uccello (1397-1475): "Saint Georges terrassant le dragon"

(Saint George slaying the dragon), 1430-35.

Source: Musée Jacquemart-André, Institut de France, Paris.

 

"Reign of Fire", starring Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler, directed by Rob Bowman, 2002.

 

Dragon early 17th century Attributed to Giacomo Laurenziani, Italian,

 exposed at THE MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

 

Paolo Uccello (1397-1475): "San Giorgio e il drago"

(Saint George and the Dragon), c. 1470, National Gallery, London.

Source: Wikipedia,

 

Dragon early 17th century Attributed to Giacomo Laurenziani, Italian,

 exposed at THE MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

 

"Saint George and the Dragon", ca. 1504, of Albrecht Dürer, German,

 exposed at THE MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

 

Dragon: Italy, Urbino, probably ca. 1550, exposed at

THE MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

 

Sea Dragon, 17th century, Italy, exposed at

THE MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"SHREDS OF THE FUTURE"

 

 

 

 

Luigi Pellegrin: "Il primordiale 'ricordato' è da riusare?",

drawing a: cm. 237x54, 1973, black and white reduction.

Excerpt from the Exhibition Catalogue of "Luigi Pellegrin. Alle porte dell'Architettura", "Brandelli di futuro" (Shreds of the future),

Galleria Stefania Miscetti in Rome, 1992.

 

 

Luigi Pellegrin: "La terra come radice e non come appoggio",

drawing a: cm. 32x24, 1976, black and white reduction.

Excerpt from the Exhibition Catalogue of "Luigi Pellegrin.

Alle porte dell'Architettura", "Brandelli di futuro"

(Shreds of the future), Galleria Stefania Miscetti in Rome, 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

T  H  E     M  A  R  I  N  D  U  C  T

THE MARINE WATER AQUEDUCT

 v i s i o n   o f   l i f e

 

D  E  E  P     B  L  U  E

SEAWATER  FOR  OVER  200,000 POOLS OF

L  O  S     A  N  G  E  L  E  S

 a   s i g n   o f   l i f e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D    U    N    E    S

THE MARINDUCT OASIS SYSTEM

 v i s i o n s   o f   l i f e

 

T H E   P E N S I L E   P O O L S

BY BRIDGE-POOLS

 a   s i g n   o f   l i f e

 

THE ROLLER COASTER OF STAIRS

A  LABYRINTH OF STAIRS

FOR SEAWATER FUN PARKS

 v i s i o n   o f   l i f e

 

 

 

S T A I R S   I N   T H E   W A T E R

A SEAWATER SPORTING & FUN PARK

 v i s i o n   o f   l i f e

 

T H E   N A U T I L U S

A VILLAGE IN THE DESERT

 v i s i o n s   o f   l i f e

 

T H E   B L U E   S H E L L

A HOME WITH SAND SHIELD

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T H E   Z E B R A S

CHAIRS & TABLES

IN POLYCARBONATE & ALUMINIUM TUBES

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is on line since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation strarting from 2012, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva detto il Pivapao, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi,  and last but not least Ahmed Elgazzar.   M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

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