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Rational architecture and context


Inside architecture, the context is the consistency within a building occurs. In the narrow sense of the word, one refers with context to the built or natural environment of a building,
so the physical context. Rossi gives the following definition of physical context: a unique environment consisting of concrete forms, structures and nature, this may or may not be constructed by man. This essay looks at context in a more narrowed down meaning, so the
physical context.

Vittorio Gregotti says about architecture: Architecture must reflect the landscape as an ensemble and must reveal the essence of the landscape. Aldo Rossi says: Architecture ensures the continuation of the historic city and thus guarantees the continuity and growth
of a city. The physical context is appointed in both conceptions of architecture. This chapter
examines the reciprocal relationship between the physical context and the architectural design
of these architects.