venerdì 30 maggio 2014

Take Your Time


Study for the flyer of A Double Bill - The Rome Savoyards + Plays in Rome:
Death Knocks by Woody Allen 
&
The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Sandra Provost @ Teatro San Genesio in Rome, from 10/6 to 15/6

mercoledì 7 maggio 2014

MACRO Testaccio - Disegnare Roma

Organizzato dal Goethe Institut in collaborazione con l'Institut Francais, nell'ambito della mostra BERLINO - PARIGI - ROMA, venerdì 9 Maggio al Macro Testaccio - pad. la Pelanda alle 18.30, ci sarà questo incontro tra tre modi di leggere la città attraverso il disegno: il mio, da architetto, quello quello di MP5, street artist e quello di Marco Corona da illustratore. 
Sarà un dialogo di immagini e parole, fra tre mondi differenti.
L'incontro è in occasione della giornata dedicata alla festa d'Europa. 



Organized by the  Goethe Institut in collaboration with the Institut Francais, as part of the exhibition BERLIN - PARIS - ROME, on Friday, May 9 at Macro Testaccio - pad. Pelanda at 18.30, there will be a meeting between three ways of reading the city through drawing: mine, an architect, MP5, street artist and Marco Corona, illustrator.
It will be a dialogue of images and words, between three different worlds.
The meeting, open to the public, is organized on the day dedicated to the celebration of Europe. 

venerdì 18 aprile 2014

Springtime

'cause, ..."it doesn't matter what you do in your life, but how you do it" (cit.)
Only in India: The most enthusiastic barber of all time.
Made my day

Happy Easter

sabato 5 aprile 2014

Handmade Urbanism


Il 18 Luglio 2013 Detroit ha dichiarato bancarotta. Con 18.5 Miliardi di $ di debito, la città simbolo mondiale dell'industria automobilistica, ha ottenuto il nuovo record di più grande fallimento amministrativo nella storia degli Stai Uniti.
Da anni, le immagini del Michigan Theatre, un teatro neo rinascimentale del 1925 diventato "il più bel garage del mondo", raccontano meglio di ogni descrizione scritta, il significato di bancarotta amministrativa.
Una specie di simbolo della rovina dell'impero.





La storia di ogni fallimento parte da lontano: solo tra il 2000 ed il 2010 la popolazione di Detroit è diminuita del 25%. Dal punto di vista urbanistico, vuol dire un quarto della città abbandonato.

The Heidelberg Project
Nel 1983, Tyree Guyton, un artista di Detroit, ex vigile del fuoco, ex militare, ex operaio nel settore automobilistico, assieme al nonno, Sam Mackey "Grandpa Sam", cominciano a decorare gli edifici abbandonati di MacDougal-Hunt, in una forma di arte di protesta sociale e politica contro il deterioramento del loro quartiere, dando vita a quello che verrà successivamente chiamato "The Heidelberg Project".


"Changing lives through art"

Negli anni, The Heidelberg Project è cresciuto molto, si è strutturato, ha cominciato a coinvolgere i bambini del quartiere, ha creato un Emerging Artist Program ed un sistema di raccolta fondi per la gestione di un programma di sviluppo di quelle aree.

Nel 2008, The Hildelberg Project è stato uno dei 15 progetti invitati a rappresentare gli Stati Uniti alla Biennale di Architettura di Venezia.





"On two occasions, the Heidelberg Project faced complete destruction by the City of Detroit on the basis of the barriers to urban planning it represented. In November 1991, under Mayor Coleman Young, the Heidelberg Project's "The Baby Boy House", "Fun House" and "Truck Stop" were completely demolished. Under Mayor Dennis Archer, a second demolition of the Heidelberg Project was ordered on February 4, 1999 that ended in the destruction of the houses Guyton termed "Your World", "Happy Feet" and "The Canfield House".

On May 3, 2013, the famous "Obstruction of Justice" house was largely destroyed by a fire beginning around 3:30 am. The cause was not immediately known.
Late in the evening of November 11/12, 2013, the "House of Soul" burned to the ground. The suspected cause so far is arson.
Early morning November 21, 2013. The "Penny" house was burned. The cause also appears to be arson.
Early morning November 28, 2013, the "War House" was burned. The cause again appears to be arson.
Late evening December 8, 2013, "Clock House" was burned. The cause again appears to be arson.
2014.
Early morning March 7, 2014, "The Party Animal House" aka "The Doll House" was burned. The cause is under investigation.
The 20th Anniversary of the Heidelberg Project was celebrated on August 26, 2006, with a community festival, an event that ended a year of special attention.
MTV producers filmed a segment for its show Made using the Heidelberg Project as a backdrop.
Kate Moss visited the Heidelberg Project with photographer Bruce Webber to photograph the City of Detroit for a special edition of W magazine in June 2006.

In 2008, the project was one of 15 projects representing the United States at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale."
From Wikipedia: The Heidelberg Project


sabato 29 marzo 2014

Homify

Nei giorni scorsi mi ha intervistato la redazione di Homify, un sito tedesco con sede a Berlino, dedicato all'architettura e all'arredo di interni, che ha recentemente aperto anche in Italia. 
Si parla di architettura, di urbanistica, di Roma, di creatività e si arriva fino a Gipi.
L'intervista si può leggere qui: Intervista a Fabio Barilari

Homify - Intervista a Fabio Barilari 

mercoledì 12 marzo 2014

National Geographic

Kolumba is an art museum in Koln: it shows a collection about religious art and presents works of all the centuries and the exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, presenting the works according to their affinities, instead of their ages or geographical locations. Its architecture, by Peter Zumthor, from the single detail, to the materials choosen, till the rooms sequence along the path, has a intense emotional correspondence with the art collection. I got lucky to visit it in a sunny day.

"Kolumba" - Koln 
I took this picture last September and today it has been selected by the National Geographic for its "Daily Dozen", a selection of photos made world wide.
Along the years, the National Geographic has preserved its seriousness and authority as editor and magazine and its choice makes me feel really honored.
If you like it, you can vote it.
Thank you

sabato 15 febbraio 2014

Architectural Review

The Architectural Review has just selected and published these two works I made in the last years.
A new debate is growing about meanings and targets of drawing in architecture in the digital era.
The Architectural Review presents an interesting selections of works in its Architectural Review's Folio.

From their website:
"The Architectural Review's Folio Project is a growing archive of the best architectural drawings from around the world. Highlighting unknown students, small practices and selecting work from influencial portfolios, AR Folio promotes the finest architectural drawings old and new"

From the point of view of architectural research, this new interest in drawing, brings with it many topics suspended in the last 20 years of digital revolution, several potential developments, great risks.
On one side, the research, projected towards the need for a dialogue between this primary medium of human's expression and the most advanced research in computing, as well as the contemporary social issues. 
On the other, the risk of an erroneous nostalgic view and misunderstood meaning of the drawing media, which can only lead to an involution of the architectural discipline.

The Architectural Review, "the home of architectural criticism since 1896", published in UK, is one of the oldest, most important and well-known publications about architecture in the world. A real institution.
I'm honored of their appreciation of my work, also because I think that this debate is going to grow in the next years, and it will be important to mantain the distinction between evolution and involution, in drawing architecture.

Architectural Review Folio - F Barilari_Harbor Town
Architectural Review Folio - F Barilari_Architettonica