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.
Quirino De Giorgio: An Architect’s Legacy
Editorial Project, Park Books, Zürich, Switzerland
We feel the need to propose books with a clear idea as their basis. This book is a logbook, inside a silver-colored car
This editorial project is not intended to be an atlas or a map, a monograph in the traditional sense or a photography book, but rather, it incorporates all these different dimensions at the same time
We use the font Largo Cairoli to trascribe some informal notes inside a strange monograph
Bletterbach Visitor Centre, Aldino (BZ), Italy
2018 (3rd Prize)
A small piece of landscape
Sometimes it’s impossible to create a place with a single building
The roughness of the soil as meeting and relationship point (with the unconscious imagination of Tancredi Parmeggiani and the suggestion of Pasticceria Rizzardini’s pavement)
Internal space as external space. No glass, please!
Which is the intersection between landscape, architecture, structure and sculpture?
Arche de Noé
Natural History Museum, Fribourg, Switzerland
2018 (7th Prize)
We are re–reading Species of Spaces, written by Georges Perec
It’s a pine cone! It’s a fish scale! It’s a roof with giant shingles! No, it’s just the desire to not consume more soil in a site where public space is the urban morphology.
For us, architecture is something concave, not only convex