NOTES ON MAKING ARCHITECTURE
Our approach to architecture is a humanistic approach. Our attention goes first of all to the PERSON and its needs, then to the LOCATION where the building is placed, the environment where we are going to build the project. The knowledge of the location is further developed by a research of its HISTORY.
PERSON, LOCATION, HISTORY are spheres which intersect and give us the first interpretation of the project. It is then the architect’s sinsitivity that must manage them by intervene on the emotional sfere and on the dynamics of the relationship between them.
SEARCHING FOR BEAUTY, even in places where beauty not easily can be find, is another theme that concern us. It is part of our ongoing commitment, our project philosphy.
Once the house has been built our aim is that the client always has the desire to come back home.
For us the EXTERIOR SPACE has to be an integral part of the interior, both for a house and for an appartment. Beeing able to see the landscape or the surrounding city has the power to exalt it, or peek it. It becomes a border at various depths.
Along with these fields we are constantly engaged in research of the DETAIL. For us it is an integral part of the construction. In our research of synthesis the detail should never have a pure aesthetic value, it has to be discovered and never be the protagonist. The detail has to be simple.
The CRAFTMANSHIP of the manufaturing process and the execution of custom-made details assume a fundamental role in the construction of the detail.
We work with few and selected MATERIALS. In our way of making architecture we use pure materials. Concrete, stone, glass and wood. Each of these materials can assume different charateristics depending on how you use them. Our idea is to relate few materials in a complementary relationship.