- # Construction
Piranesi's Campo Marzio, Sant'Elia's Città Nuova and Rossi's Tavola della Città Analoga all had the courage to think, design and advance images of the form of the City that were radically different form what they lived. Far from being just 'paper-architects' their ideas were as concrete as any brick and mortar building can be, only, instead of relying on punctual projects, they tackled the concept of the City as a whole. Their unsatisfactory and inadequate present were to be redesigned, with new parameters to better provide care for the citizens of the City. Not utopian, not directed at giving a fixed shape to the future, they tried to reshape the present. Looking at the cities they out on paper we cannot avoid asking ourselves: "How could it be instead?"