This website contains an intimate selection of some of the ideas conceived by Michel Carlana, Luca Mezzalira, and Curzio Pentimalli, and discussed with collaborators from 2010 until now. It is not meant as an exhaustive archive of our work: instead, it focuses on a number of intentions and lines of reasoning we deem important. The material is organized chronologically, rather than according to the scale or complexity of the projects, ranging from an urban master plan to an editorial project. The diversity of the material gathered in this website derives from the fact that there are no preconceived rules in the planning process.
W.A.Ve. Università Iuav di Venezia, Venezia, Italy
Beyond Parking is an opportunity to investigate the concept of place, architecture, time and method
We invited our students to conduct their research process based on continuous simple, elementary questions, based on the understanding of place and decline through the study of the relationship between architecture and structure, atmosphere, materiality, type, programs, human relationships and, above all, time, in the most archaic sense of the term
Workshop is not a Workshow
Beyond Parking, an Architectural Inventory for a Public Archive
The starting point of the design process was to use the imagination and not a referential image, using the physical model as a fundamental design tool and a straightforward vehicle for verifying the space, dimension, materiality and atmosphere
Temporary Offices, Bressanone (BZ), Italy
We thought about the meaning of the words "history" and "memory”
Vermeer's most famous painting has taught us the importance of an accessory
I kept wondering what kind of eclipse it was
Can a material be an idea?
The actuality of some style elements of the past is surprising and ironic
Narrowed Eyes, we like to imagine these spaces with another function
The sequence of the materials
Ancient and modern actors
Giudice di pace
Offices (Creative Direction), Bressanone (BZ), Italy
When you arrive in Piazza Duomo, you can find a yellow building on the right of Brixen Cathedral
The ancient Bishop's Palace.
In these spaces we perceive (and respect) the time and practices stratification
We have recently seen some Erwin Wurm’s artworks
An ancient building raises the question of how to remove and add
When Mozart becomes more Grunge than Cobain
The flows structure
A device designed for touch
In some cases, our job is to do nothing.
But that “nothing” requires a lot of work
The erker is a valuable spatial device that allows rethinking the limit between internal and external space
The orientation consequences
Some archaic geometries recall natural elements
Multiple types of decoration