Lecture series at POLIMI

Monday, November 6th, 2017


“Close, Closer”: Triennale Millennium BCP Universities Award Competition

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The site of the competition for university students is the new headquarters of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the Palácio Sinel de Cordes in Campo de Santa Clara, Lisbon. We invite students to put forward a programmatic intervention for this Palace that addresses the theme of Close, Closer. It can be an installation of great beauty, drama or simplicity, an idea or a text, a publishing programme or a radio station. A long-term element of infrastructure or a site-specific piece for the opening. Students will be given a budget to make their intervention and proposals from interdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES OPENS 17 SEP 2012 CLOSES 18 FEB 2013

link to the competition call


New Concordia Island Contest

Friday, July 27th, 2012

http://www.icsplat.org

In recent decades the dissemination and accentuationof the perception of disaster have fueled insecurity and collective fear by encouraging the development of technicist rhetoric, that uses engineering as linear solution to the issues.

Above a certain line of speed and employment of information, a disaster takes such a social and cultural significance that technical knowledge and economies are forced to reorganize themselves exclusively within its logic. The promise of a total security guaranteed by Rhetoric is the answer to the collective fear unleashed by the media. Read the rest of this entry »


Archeonet workshop 26-30 June

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

[Borgo Marinella conceptual idea by Melissa Renzi e Barbara Ripari]

Archeonet is a research developed within the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa and financed by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research.

Aim of Archeonet is the valorisation of the cultural and natural Italian heritage through the development of archaeological sites, museums that manage them and geographical areas in which these sites are. The basic idea of this research is that the economical resources produced by mass tourism can be partly readdressed and redistributed along the territory in order to promote other areas where there are important sites of historical and cultural interest, but not yet included in the chain of international tourism.

Location: Luni (SP)
Date: 26-30 June
direzione@archeonet.eu

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CI-Interiors I 120404 I Sue Barr

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Sue Barr is an architect photographer teaching at the Architectural Association, and ‘Architecture of Transit‘ is her research work at Royal College of London. The project uses large format digital photography to produce topographical photographs to research justaposition and complexity in the landscapes of motorway architecture between Alps and Naples.


Milano bad news

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Il Brutto dell’architettura
Ovvero lo strano caso di Giancarlo Perrotta
di Marco Biraghi [da www.doppiozero.com]
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Già lo si è detto: l’architettura è un fatto complesso. Le sue implicazioni sono innanzitutto finanziarie, impegnando di sovente ingenti capitali economici. Ma sono anche politiche e sociali, coinvolgendo la sfera del “pubblico”, tanto sul versante della sua amministrazione quanto su quello della sua fruizione. Non minori sono inoltre i suoi effetti urbanistici e, almeno in alcuni casi, il suo impatto sulla mobilità e sul traffico. L’architettura ha poi evidenti ricadute ambientali, esercitando inevitabilmente un impatto sul luogo in cui si inserisce, e in un senso più lato valenze culturali, essendo il prodotto cosciente di una civiltà e di un’epoca. L’architettura insomma è qualcosa che difficilmente può essere considerata in modo esclusivo sotto il profilo estetico. Parlare di architettura fermandosi alla questione del “bello” è certamente limitato. Ma perché questo sembra giustificare certi architetti a produrre architetture così brutte? >>> continua a leggere

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