Vol. 1 No. 1 (2024): Disegno fra tradizione e innovazione

Alla ricerca degli archetipi mediterranei: il disegno dei templi dorici

Francesca Fatta
Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Published 2024-07-11


  • Measurement,
  • Proportion,
  • Magna Graecia,
  • Archetype

How to Cite

Fatta, F. (2024). Alla ricerca degli archetipi mediterranei: il disegno dei templi dorici. TRIBELON Journal of Drawing and Representation of Architecture, Landscape and Environment, 1(1), 22–31. Retrieved from https://riviste.fupress.net/index.php/tribelon/article/view/2852


The architecture of the classical temple in the Magna Graecia area represents, despite
the multiplicity of its forms and the simplicity of the construction system, one of the
most effective and grandiose ideas of the Mediterranean archetypes. Starting from simple
elements: base, walls, vertical supports, horizontal entablature, roof and pediment,
building typologies of increasing monumentality and degree of differentiation are still
legible today, which give rise to the development and construction of authentic wonders
in the field of architecture.
In addition to the survey of the remains present in the archaeological sites, the analysis
of the elements that bring us back to the concept of number and proportion understood
in this context, both in a concrete and semantic way, according to the interpretation of
the Pythagorean School, is relevant. This geometric rigor is the inspiration that leads to
the analysis of some temples in the archaeological park of Selinunte, three-dimensional
architectural models that confirm a repeatable and recognized classical language.