Young Italian architects discuss their work at Cersaie
As part of the eighth edition of Cersaie’s cultural programme “building, dwelling, thinking”, a conference entitled “Forum: Italia.Architetti4.0” will be held at 10.00 am on Thursday 29 September in the Architecture Gallery (Gallery 21/22).
Date:September 21, 2016
In the company of architecture historian Fulvio Irace and architect and moderator Pierluigi Mutti, a number of young architects who have recently risen to prominence will discuss their work and the architecture profession, focusing in particular on what it means to work as a young architect in Italy today. This year’s Forum is the natural extension of the one held at Cersaie in 2014 which hosted young Italian architects who had chosen to pursue their careers abroad. As in the previous Forum, some of the invited architects will take part via Skype, while others will be physically present. They include practices that have gained notoriety for recently concluded projects, most notably Diverserighestudio, Labics, Francesco Librizzi and TAMassociati.
The Bologna-based practice Diverserighestudio was founded in 2003 by architects Nicola Raimondi, Simone Gheduzzi and Gabriele Sorichetti. Their multidisciplinary research strives to give form to the relationship between different areas of knowledge and to create an ongoing dialogue between architectural theory and practice. They view architectural composition as a dynamic relationship between function and aesthetics.
Labics is a Rome-based architecture practice working in the field of architectural and urban design. Founded in 2002 by Maria Claudia Clemente and Francesco Isidori, Labics carries out projects on many different scales, from small-scale interior design to large urban masterplans. The name of the practice refers to the concept of a laboratory, a test bench for cutting-edge ideas. Theoretical research and practical applications are a key part of its work.
Francesco Librizzi, a native of Palermo, founded his Milanese practice in 2005. Today he is recognised as one of the most innovative of the new generation of Italian interior designers. He has won awards and recognitions such as the Prix Émile Hermès (2008) and the Compasso d’Oro Honourable Mention (2014). His work has been exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, the Triennale in Milan and the Venice Biennale and has been published in numerous international architecture and lifestyle magazines such as Domus, Abitare, Lotus, Wallpaper and Dezeen.
Studio TAMassociati is a practice operating in the fields of sustainable architecture, urban planning, landscape design, participatory processes, graphic design and social communication. The practice was formed in 1996 and is made up of a team of Italian architects based in Venice. They are renowned worldwide for their sanitation projects carried out in Africa. They have won numerous awards and pursue a philosophy of “caring” as a response to unlimited growth and exploitation with the clear aim of carrying through projects that are respectful of human beings and the environment.