mercoledì 11 febbraio 2015

ITHACA

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When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon- do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your heart does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
With such pleasure, with such joy
you will encounter ports seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase find merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would never have set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithacas mean. 

"Ithaca" - Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis


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lunedì 2 febbraio 2015

50 Consejos

Su ARCHDAILY 28.11.2014 - 50 Consigli per gli studenti di architettura. 
#9: Disegna
#10: Sul serio, esci e vai a disegnare.

Imagen base © Fabio Barilari. Image

sabato 31 gennaio 2015

Samuel Mockbee, an Architecture of Decency

Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee (12/23/1944 – 12/30/2001) dedicated his life, as a teacher and as an architect, to creating architecture that not only elevated the living standards of the rural poor but also provided “shelter for the soul.”

Mockbee on Sketching from SamuelMockbee.net on Vimeo.

Ho scoperto l'opera di "Sambo" e del suo Rural Studio su un numero di AD del 1998, intitolato "The Everyday and Architecture". Da allora ho una mia personale idea, che ogni scuola di architettura dovrebbe avere un corso - anche di poche ore, ma obbligatorio per ogni studente - sul loro lavoro.
Il contributo di Mockbee all’architettura e’ stato lo sviluppo di un metodo prima ancora che di uno stile o di una forma.
Per questo, i due progetti che pubblico, rappresentano due fasi diverse: la Glass Chapel, venne realizzato quando Mockbee era ancora in vita, il secondo, la Lucy Carpet House, é stato invece sviluppato dalla sua scuola.
La sua/loro architettura, non nasce per durare nei secoli, ma per accogliere nel quotidiano.

The Glass Chapel - Mason's Bend community center, 2000
On a central site in Mason's Bend, the Glass Chapel serves as a transportation stop, community gathering space, chapel for the local choral group, and distribution center for children's summer school meals. 
Car windows salvaged from a Chicago scrap yard provide striking roofing material on the north side atop rammed earth walls. 
Anderson Harris, owner of the ButterflyHouse, donated the land for the center and before his recent death tended to its garden.
PROJECT TEAM
Forrest Fulton, Adam Gerndt, Dale Rush, Jon Shumann


Sponsored by Interface, the world's largest manufacturer of carpet tiles, the challenge was to use worn carpet tiles in the construction of a house for the Harris family. The house walls contain 72,000 individual stacked tiles held in compression by a heavy wooden ring-beam. The tiles were held in storage for 7 years to ensure they no longer off-gassed. The tower form contains a bedroom above and tornado shelter below.
PROJECT TEAM
Floris Keverling Buisman, Ben Cannard, Phillip Crosscup, Kerry Larkin, Marie Richard, James Michael Tate, Keith Zawistowski.


RURAL STUDIO è uno studio di progettazione/costruzione architettonica della Auburn University la cui missione principale è trasmettere la responsabilità sociale della professione in stretta correlazione con le esigenze di sicurezza, stato dell'arte ed ispirazione locale, in case ed edifici per le comunità rurali più povere dell'ovest dell' Alabama, una zona della cosiddetta Black Belt.
Fu fondato nel 1993 dagli architetti Samuel Mockbee e D.K. Ruth.
Ogni anno vengono realizzati 5 o più progetti, seguiti da studenti, in gruppi da 3-5. Rural Studio ha costruito più di 80 alloggi e strutture pubbliche nelle contee di Hale, Perry e Marengo. La sede del Rural Studio si trova a Newbern.
I materiali impiegati sono di riuso, di scarto, a basso costo, fra i più diversi: copertoni utilizzati come casseforma, riempiti di sabbia e saldati con cemento, scarti di linoleum, finestrini di macchine demolite, cartoni da riciclo pressati.

Yansey Chapel

Shiles House

Lyon's Park Playscape

”For me, it’s the act of drawing that allows the hand to come into accord with the heart”
S. Mockbee

mercoledì 14 gennaio 2015

SUMMING UP

Interno 14: "SUMMING UP" di Fabio Barilari
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21 Gennaio 2015 h 18:30 | Interno 14 | Via Carlo Alberto 63 Roma
Comunicato Stampa 14 Gennaio 2015

Il giorno 21 Gennaio 2015 ore 18.30 Interno 14_lo spazio dell’AIAC – Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica presenta “SUMMING UP” di Fabio Barilari.

SUMMING UP ha l’intento di fare il punto e riassumere gli ultimi 10-15 anni di lavoro diFabio Barilari: architettura, pittura, disegno, illustrazione, ricerca, computer, viaggi.

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, allowing less room for lies - Le Corbusier
….Forse, se devo trovare un filo conduttore, questo è il disegno - il disegno a mano intendo - assieme all’immagine che materializza dal nulla. 
Ho sempre disegnato, da che ricordo: Per me è più facile e completo e ricco del parlare. Questo vuol dire che il disegno è una forma di espressione primaria, come la parola o il gesto.” (Fabio Barilari)

La mostra e molti dei lavori di architettura presentati sono realizzati grazie al contributo diAlessio Barilari, Olsi Dani, Cecilia De Donnantonio e Barbara Savignano e ad altri che hanno collaborato negli anni con Barilari Architetti, in particolare K. Natan, V. Sanchez, E. Mattiucci, F. Schingo, A. Di Salvo, R. Macchi , A. Vitiello.


Maggiori info:
SUMMING UP di Fabio Barilari
Interno 14 è a Roma in Via Carlo Alberto 63. 

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ABOUT AIAC

L’Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica e’ nata nel gennaio 2010; ha sede in Roma, in Via Carlo Alberto 63. L’Associazione ha carattere culturale e sociale e si dedica alla promozione dell’architettura contemporanea e a diffondere a tutti i livelli l’arte e la scienza inerenti l’architettura e l’urbanistica.  www.architetturaecritica.it

lunedì 15 dicembre 2014

Shelter Home

Architect: A21 Studio 
Location: Nha Trang, Khánh Hoa, Vietnam


This house, known as The Tent because of its shape, was built using local techniques and is self-supporting. The tropical climate and isolated situation on a sheltered mountain slope make spatial delimitations practically superfluous.




The Tent stands on the incline of a craggy mountain, directly above a river. The house faces west, meaning that protection from the extreme heat was a primary task in designing the roof. On the slope side, the roof descends to ground level: it opens to the sides, towards the river valley. On the valley side, it touches down only at two corner points. The raised roof edges allow a view of the river and the city centre opposite. At the same time, the wind comes up from the water, flows under the building’s shell and helps cool the house.

The bedroom is the only area that has been equipped with walls. Wood-framed glass elements protect guests from nocturnal drafts. In front of the private living area, a net spreads into the gallery space and can be used as a hammock above the water of the swimming pool.


The structure is made of traditional building techniques, local materials and antique tiles.
The 10 X 25 cm wooden joists enable a span of eleven metres. Mortise-and-tenon joints were used as a traditional building method. The building’s cover comprises three layers: two-centimetre wooden planks, a waterproof membrane and a 30-centimetre insulating layer of coconut leaves. 



mercoledì 10 dicembre 2014

The unsettling beauty of creativity # 01

TOMÁS SARACENO 

(1973 - Tucumán, Argentina)
Education: Postgraduate in Art & Architecture, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Postgraduate in Art & Architecture, Escuela Superior de bellas Ares de la Nación Ernesto de la Carcova, Buenos Aires,
UBA- Degree Architect, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1999


From ''The Creators Project''

Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno is known for his fantastic sculptures and installations that merge art, architecture, and science. Saraceno's work draws on his training as an architect, exploring materials, man-made and natural structures, and the potential for a space. His spectacular works are dreamy and experimental, compelling viewers to re-imagine the world and its possibilities.
Saraceno is the winner of the Calder Prize and was artist-in-residence at the International Space Studies Program of NASA in summer 2009. In 2012, has constructed installation Cloud City for the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, creating a complex network of transparent and reflective planes that disrupted the space while heightening the elements around it - the viewers, the sky, and Central Park.




 

Beyond this all too immediate aesthetic impression of a technological reconstruction of nature’s magisterial beauty, Saraceno is operating more metaphorically.
(his projects) are intended as an exegesis of Air-Port-Cities, which Saraceno outlined in an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist as: ‘a flying airport […] This structure seeks to challenge today’s political, social, cultural and military restrictions in an attempt to re-establish new concepts of synergy. 
Up in the sky there will be this cloud, a habitable platform that floats in the air, changing form and merging with other platforms just as clouds do. 
It will fly through the atmosphere pushed by the winds, both local and global, in an attempt to equalize the (social) temperature and differences in pressure.’ 




domenica 7 dicembre 2014

LEGGI LA CITTÁ | Illustrazioni di Fabio Barilari



Cari Amici,
In risposta ad alcune vostre email, saremo nuovamente alla mia mostra presso il Teatro San Genesio (Via Podgora 1, Roma - zona P.za Mazzini), la prossima settimana nei seguenti giorni:
- Lunedì 8 Dicembre dalle 17.00 alle 19.00 
- Sabato 13 Dicembre dalle 17.00 alle 18.00; alle 18.00 di questo stesso giorno, ci sarà anche il concerto di Davide Pistoni e Katia Caposotto
Se doveste avere modo di passare, mi fará piacere incontrarvi e prenderci qualcosa da bere assieme.
Fabio
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Dear Friends,
As some of you were kindly enquiring, we will be at the my exhibition at Teatro San Genesio (Via Podgora 1, Roma - near P.za Mazzini) again on the following forthcoming days:
- Monday December 8th from 17.00 to 19.00
- Saturday December 13th at 17.00 to 18.00; on this day there will also be a lovely Duo, Davide Pistoni e Katia Caposotto, voice and piano, in concert at 18.00 performing blues, soul, jazz and light pop
Should you be able to come by, I would be happy to see you there and have a drink together.
Fabio


venerdì 21 novembre 2014

LEGGI LA CITTÁ


Lunedí 1 Dicembre inauguro questa mostra di illustrazioni al Teatro SanGenesio, qui a Roma. 

Ci saranno esposti una gran parte dei lavori presentati per il Goethe-Institut a Lyon a Settembre, assieme a molte illustrazioni nuove su Roma, Napoli, Atene, Amman, ecc. ecc. E dell’ottima musica, naturalmente.

Subito dopo, per chi fosse interessato, é previsto un concerto nella sala grande del teatro.
Tutti i dettagli li trovate in questa pagina su Facebook e spero riusciate a fare un salto.

Buona giornata!

Fabio


mercoledì 12 novembre 2014

Touch this earth lightly

"Touch this earth lightly"
Aborigenal quote

Bowali Visitors Centre - Glenn Murcutt / Troppo Associates - Photo: F. Barilari

La prima architettura che vidi di Glenn Murcutt fu la Magney House sul Domus del Gennaio 1988. 
Da allora mi sono innamorato del suo approccio all'architettura pragmatico, essenziale, apparentemente semplice e in realtà ricchissimo. 
Negli anni in cui insegnavo progettazione architettonica, ho cercato di spiegarne il metodo; Murcutt intanto ha continuato a progettare case splendide come la Walsh House, la Short/Murcutt House, la Simpson/Lee House o l'Artur & Yvonne Boyd Centre, senza mai tradire la propria linea di ricerca, improntata alla massima integrazione tra uomo, architettura ed ambiente, totalmente incurante di mode, formalismi o teorie astratte. 

Le sue, sono architetture nelle quali abitare, stare bene e vivere in armonia con la natura:
“Life is not about maximizing everything, it’s about giving something back – like light, space, form, serenity, joy”
Glenn Murcutt

Molto tempo dopo, gli sarebbe stato tributato il giusto successo internazionale, sia in termini di premi che di pubblicazioni, fino al recente numero monografico di El Croquis, ma ancora nel 2002, quando venne premiato con il Pritzker Prize, una sorta di premio Nobel per l'architettura, erano ancora in molti a non conoscerlo da queste parti.


Bowali Visitors Centre - Glenn Murcutt / Troppo Associates - Photo: F. Barilari

Nel 2001, insieme ad alcuni colleghi ed amici, Murcutt ha dato vita ad un corso, il Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Classche poi si è sviluppato negli anni, con una fondazione no-profitt ed altri corsi descritti qui OZ.E.TECTURE, che spero di riuscire a frequentare, prima o poi.


05 - 19 JULY 2015
AUSTRALIA 

The fifteenth Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class will take place 05 - 19 July 2015. The first week will be held at the magnificent BoydEducation Centre 'Riversdale', on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, south of Sydney - the building designed by Glenn Murcutt (with his wife Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark) has been described as Glenn's "masterwork". The second week will be held in a heritage building in central Sydney, close to Sydney Harbour.

The two-week annual residential program has, since its inception in 2001, been attended by architects from over 70 nations. Pritzker Prize laureate Glenn Murcutt leads the studio, and other principal tutors include seminal Australian architect and teacher Richard Leplastrier, Norwegian-Australian Professor Brit Andresen and multi-award winning architect Peter Stutchbury. The convener of the event is Irish-Australian Lindsay Johnston, Former Dean of Architecture at the University of Newcastle, Australia. 


Fredericks / White House - Arch. G. Murcutt

From "Glenn Murcutt and the Wisdom of the Elders" - Grounded Australian Architecture
Lindsay Johnston

"Glenn Murcutt speaks often botanically, as he did in his Pritzker Prize acceptance speech, his knowledge and observation of the natural environment is extraordinary. To walk over a landscape with Glenn and to hear him identify and discuss the plant species with their botanical names, is to have revealed insights into geology, rainfall, water flow, wind direction, solar access, bushfire threats, the movements of the seasons, wildlife, scents, so it is that his buildings are, first, ‘grounded’ on the reading of the land, of the landscape. Walking with Uncle Max over this same ground is another, parallel and complementary journey. He will speak of the hillside and the trees as his family relations, of the traditions and journeys of his ancestors, of reading the land, of spirit lines, of totems, of sacred places and of the landscape as a source of food"

“Mother Earth births
everything for us. Father
Sky carries the water
and oxygen for us to breathe.
Grandfather Sun warms
the planet, warms our body,
gives us light so we can see,
raises the food that the
Mother births and raises
most of our relations,
all our plants and trees.
Grandmother Moon moves
the water and gives us the
woman-time and our birthing”

Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, Aboriginal elder of the Yuin people

‘My People’s Dreaming’

G. Murcutt
Walsh House - G. Murcutt

Kakadu National Park - Australia / Northern Territory _ Photo: F. Barilari