Project: Various Typologies
The new over the ancient. A space for books in Italy The work of the studio will deal with the theme of the Italian landscape, the privileged place for designing and experimenting with relations between ancient and new. Here the combination of nature and artifice, which over the centuries has defined the original features of architecture, offers a unique accumulation of layers and measures, most recently supplemented by the twentieth century. The experience of the project will be set in this geographical horizon through the design of a “Library of Romanesque” in Parma. Place, time, land, light and silence will constitute the elements to establish, in the changed contemporary reality, a renewed, but not gratuitous flow of measures between spirit and matter. The experience of the design studio will be supplemented by a field trip to Italy, with particular reference to the Romanesque sites in the Po Valley.