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.
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
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