the journey of representation: from nolli’s plan of rome to roma interrotta
Dilvin Hazal Akkaya | Figure-ground mapping is the representative drawing, which allows us to see urban density and open spaces of cities or city parts in layout plan, which the architects know closely, makes a significant change in Giambattista Nolli’s plan of Rome (1748). A similar differentiation was made 230 years later (1978) when Nolli’s plan was re-interpreted by a team of twelve architects of the international architectural community. As a new interpretation of Nolli’s map, Rome Interrotta (Interrupted Rome) provides a critical overview of the city’s historical change. It can be called as the journey of architectural representation from figure-ground to collage.