Edited by: 2A+P/A, baukuh, Stefano Graziani, Office KGDVS, pupilla grafic, Salottobuono, Giovanna Silva.
Publisher: San Rocco s.n.c.
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GR – LA GENERAZIONE DELLA RETE
Sperimentazioni nell’architettura italiana
Edited by: 2A+P (Gianfranco Bombaci, Domenico Cannistraci, Pietro Chiodi, Matteo Costanzo, Valerio Franzone), Marco Brizzi,Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi.
Publisher: Cooper & Castelvecchi
Series: Hot Books
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Edited by: 2A+P (Gianfranco Bombaci, Domenico Cannistraci, Pietro Chiodi, Matteo Costanzo, Valerio Franzone)
Publisher: Castelvecchi editore e Cooper & Castelvecchi
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Cultural initiatives and Solo Exhibitions
Space for promotion of architecture in Rome
CAMPO is a space to debate, study and celebrate architecture, born in Rome out of the collaboration between Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo, Luca Galofaro e Davide Sacconi.
CAMPO invites researchers, professionals and students to expose projects, experiments and researches that challenge the current understanding of the city, and to collaborate in the investigation of the potential and the limits of architecture as a form of collective production and common knowledge
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The recent collaboration between Gian Piero Frassinelli (member of the Florentine collective Superstudio) and 2A+P/A (architectural practice based in Rome) relaunches the debate on the relationship between architecture and anthropology.
The exhibition was curated by Davide Sacconi and exhibited at Architectural Association in London from 26th of February to 23rd March 2016, and accompanied by a book published by Balck Square, which is available from the AA Bookshop.
Savage Architecture was presented and debated at the Italian Cultural Institute in London on 26 February 2016.
THE POP OUT SHOW
The Pop Out Show was the first solo exhibition of 2A+P/A in Rome, curated by Peter T. Lang and Patrizia Ferri and hosted in the Hyunnart Gallery, in 2010.
The exhibition was an event included in the first edition of Architecture Festival in Rome “Index Urbis“, curated by Francesco Garofalo, sponsored by Istituto Nazionale di Architettura IN/Arch Lazio and supported in communication by Image.
Syracuse University in London
The workshop has been developed inside the frame of the Housing vs City symposium that was organised by Francisco Sanin and Davide Sacconi for the Department of Architecture at Syracuse University in London. Interiors Tales involved students in the process of designing urban spaces inspired by famous scenes in films. Eight different sections were born from this collaboration, each one is like a sample, a sort of reverse engineering between different forms of art, which want to share an idea of storytelling made of spaces, through visual and spatial fragments in the films Mon Oncle (1958), The Great Escape (1963), Playtime (1967), The Holy Mountain (1973), Tron (1982), The Truman Show (1988), Anonymous (2001) and The Dark Knight (2008).
Have a look to a review of the workshop on Abitare.
Interior Tales is also now a book published by Black Square Press.
Interior Tales – Urban Rooms
University of Miami in Rome
The course intended to analyze specific urban spaces of the city of Rome through the potential of some specific movie scenes. Considering fiction as model of space, the course proposed an experimental process of translation from the cinematographic to the architectural space. The idea is to push the visionary power of certain movie sequences in order to explore the transformative potential of the interior space, intended in this case as urban rooms: squares, public interiors, promenades. The course had been developed inside the frame of the Elective course at University of Miami in rome. Interiors Tales – Urban Rooms involved students in the process of designing urban spaces inspired by famous scenes in films. Nine different sections were born from this collaboration: Roman Holidays, Ben Hur, La dolce vita, The last man on earth, Way of the dragon, The belly of an architect, Steven Soderbergh, Ocean’s twelve, Angels and demons, The Great beauty.
University of Miami in Rome
The Rome studio had been focused on the construction of an imaginary Rome through the study of 9 buildings designed for the city, but which had not been built. A sort of “analogue city” made of those buildings, which had defined the image of the city although they had never been built.The aim of the studio was to explore and verify a sort of hidden heritage inside the city of Rome, considering that the image of the city is built by means of realized and destroyed architecture, but also of those building that “would” have been. The task of the students will be the re-design of these selected buildings inside the contemporary Rome, following few “evidences”, which we gave as documentation.
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.
A monographic work on a theoretical book
Cornell University in Rome
The course Architecture and Analysis II: Architecture, the city and landscape, led by Matteo Costanzo and Luca Galofaro, was focused on the Robert Venturi’s book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, to celebrate both its 50th anniversary from the publication and the value that it still has in interpreting our contemporary condition. Through a work of composition and recomposition of its parts, students analyses and worked on a selection of projects in Rome that are included in the book.
Nothing Left to Design
Black Square and CAMPO asked a group of architects (among which Andrea Branzi, Sam Jacob, and Elia Zenghelis) to imagine and describe through a brief narrative text the architecture that could give form and place to those rituals and desires. These scripts became the basis for a set of narrative drawings developed during a workshop at CAMPO within which architecture students tried to give form – as Sottsass would say – spaces designed by others. For a week, we gathered in Rome, working on these translations from text to image, and exploring and documenting those places where sacred and profane rituals and ceremonies are celebrated in Rome today, from the football stadium to the Mouth of Truth, from St. Peter to the Trevi Fountain.
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Real Estate Summer School
University of Liege
The workshop was developed with the intention of testing new forms of collective life, new ways of living together. The idea was to erase each element and partition that is present within these apartment blocks to build a kind of continuous interior space. Objects and devices that will allow a collective life will the colonize this series of spaces. In this sense the “bed “, as the unit and ultimate form of intimacy, had been the crucial tool.
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Interior Tales – Happy Together
“Happy Together” concentrates subtlety on the attempt to understand how many ways to live collectively we have achieved in our modern condition. The research verifies a wide spectrum of cases, from the detached villa until the artificial planet, using fiction as a lens to analyze reality: the description of the interior organization of the flying base for an army of clones in Star Wars, the Death Star, opens a debate on the social structure in the project of an entire planned planet; the difficulties in sharing day life between two lovers, Frida Kalo and Diego Rivera, whose house is split in two parts linked just by a small bridge and immersed in a surreal and exotic landscape, is the occasion to talk about the troubles in sharing spaces between two strong personalities; the infinite replication of the typology of a family compound in China tells us the possibility of a social organization where concubines have to share an entire and anonymous city, even if illuminated by red lanterns.