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 few Lizards, a widespread group of squamate reptiles,

with over 7,000 species. Source: Wikipedia:

Embed from Getty Images

 

 

 

 

DRAGONS

 

"Mušḫuššu" bas-relief in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin;

it is a creature from ancient Mesopotamian mythology.

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

 

Top fragment of a kudurru with a mushhushshu dragon 

and divine symbols: Babylonian.

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

 

Dragon: origin attribuited to Iran, 16th–17th century.

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

 

"Saz"-style Drawing of a Dragon Amid Foliage,

ca. 1540–50, Shah Quli, Turkish. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIZARDS

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

DRAGONS

 

Hanoi, Vietnam: Roof decoration at Doan môn,

one of the entrances to the Forbidden City of Hanoi.

Photograph by Uwe Aranas, 2011; source: Wikimedia Commons.

 

Large cloisonné enamel, jar with a domed cover, Ming dynasty Xuande (mark and period); production date 1426-1435; production place: Made in China. Source: The British Museum, London.

 

Chilins (Chinese chimerical creatures) 

Fighting with a Dragon, 16th century, China.

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

 

Vietnam: Dragon de la toiture de la bibliothèque royale (detail)

in a photograph by AJ Oswald, 2007.

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

Katsushika Hokusai: "Matsuri Yatai Dragon", 1844, Japan.

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

Roof with dragon, Hoi An, Vietnam; photograph by Everjean, 2006,

from Antwerp, Belgium. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

 

One of the Nine Dragon Walls of Beihai;

photograph by Shizhao, 2006, Source: Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

 

 

 

LIZARDS

 

 

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

with over 7,000 species. Source: Wikipedia:

 

 

 

 

DRAGONS

 

"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.

 

 

 

 

 

"SHREDS OF THE FUTURE"

 

 

 

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

drawing f, cm. 135x70, 1986; drawing h, cm.37x27, 1985; b/w 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: "Il primordiale 'ricordato' scende e tocca il pianeta",

drawing a: cm. 160x75, 1978, in black and white reduction.

 

Excerpts from the Exhibition Catalogue of "Luigi Pellegrin. Alle porte dell'Architettura" at the Galleria Stefania Miscetti in Rome, June-September 1992; Preface by Achille Bonito Oliva, with a rare write by Luigi Pellegrin, text in Italian and English, 140 pages, Galleria Stefania Miscetti Publisher, Rome, 1992.

 

 

 

"LUIGI PELLEGRIN:

ALLE PORTE DELL'ARCHITETTURA"

"Luigi Pellegrin: At the doors of the Architecture"

 

THE ITINERARY OF EXHIBITION, 1992:

162 drawings on canvas or paper in large and medium size,

in non chronological order:

 

  • 1 - Il primordiale "ricordato" prende forma nello spazio 1966

The "remembered" primordial takes shape in the space:

5 drawings, 1966.

 

  • 2 - Il primordiale "ricordato" prende forma nello spazio 1985

The "remembered" primordial takes shape in the space:

6 drawings, 1985.

 

  • 3 - Il primordiale "ricordato" scende e tocca il pianeta

The "remembered" primordial comes down and touches the planet:

12 drawings, 1966-1979.

 

  • 4 - Il primordiale "ricordato" è da riusare?

Is the "remembered" primordial to be reused?

2 drawings, 1973.

 

  • 5 - La terra come radice e non come appoggio.

The earth as a root and not as a support:

9 drawings, 1968-1986.

 

  • 6 - Abitare nello spazio - Un utero attrezzato nello spazio.

Living in the space - An equipped uterus in the space:

10 drawings, 1973-1974.

 

  • 7 - Abitare con i semi.

Living through seeds.

5 drawings, 1986.

 

  • 8 - Le macchine, l'antropologico e l'architettura.

The machines, the anthropological, and the architecture:

5 drawings, 1980-88.

 

  • 9 - Forme che cercano realizzazione.

Forms that seek realization:

9 drawings, 1977-1983.

 

  • 10 - I mezzi della velocità.

The vehicles of speed:

5 drawings, 1974-1979.

  • 11 - La rilettura della "nostra" storia.

The reinterpretation of "our" history:

9 drawings, 1972-1991.

 

  • 12 - Memoria e missili.

Memory and rockets:

3 drawings, 1983-1986.

 

  • 13 - L'armarsi della donna.

The arming yourself by the woman:

13 drawings, 1985.

 

  • 14 - Torsioni: dal razionalismo al para-biologico.

Torsions: from rationalism to parabiological:

5 drawings, 1967-1991.

 

  • 15 - Pensando Roma.

Thinking about Rome:

10 drawings, 1982-1985.

 

  • 16 - Pensando alla periferia di Roma.

Thinking about suburbs of Rome:

10 drawings, 1981-1985.

 

  • 17 - Le porte di Roma.

The Doors of Rome:

7 drawings, 1985.

 

  • 18 - I frammenti che occupano lo spazio.

The fragments that occupy the space:

3 drawings, 1988-1989.

 

  • 19 - Il progetto che arriva dall'alto.

The project that comes from above:

9 drawings, 1984-1991.

 

  • 20 - Se gli "altri" progettassero sulla terra.

If the "others" designed on earth:

5 drawings, 1972-1991.

 

  • 21 - Se il pianeta si autoprogetta.

If the planet designs itself:

4 drawings, 1989-1991.

 

  • 22 - La guerra per la fisionomia.

The war for physiognomy:

4 drawings, 1991.

 

  • 23 - Domani.

Tomorrow:

2 drawings, 1991.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 v i s i o n   o f   l i f e

T H E   Z E B R A S

CHAIRS & TABLES

IN POLYCARBONATE & ALUMINIUM TUBES

 a   s i g n   o f   l i f e   o n   t h e   e a r t h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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