HEAVEN AND EARTH
The theme of the project is to imagine, as required by the notice of contest "FUTURE CITIES-planning for the 90 per cent; the world in forty years" through the establishment of possible architectural models Multipurpose, both as an expression of "re-appropriation of public space for the development of new connections and use "and as a" reinstatement of public space as a place ". The design process "HEAVEN AND EARTH" is a possible answer to these goals, trying to propose architectural models in contrast to the concept of separation between the built and unbuilt space and are not a specific contrast between urbanized areas and places for indigenous " eteronomica nature of architecture "that is expressed through those values outside the" project directed "that the" genius loci "the real underlying theme.
So the use value of architecture that not only identifies with its most significant tectonic and urbanization of the void but which is expressed through a "landscape project" in what form, space and memory are in a symbiotic relationship and the constitutive a specific architectural model for an effective "response to the specific needs of a local community."
A - THE PLACE
Nietzsche said that art is born from the union of two elements: a realistic and a great unreality.
We believe that architecture can express this through her expressive codes.
Edward Hopper has them both, and in the highest degree, and it is for this reason that the proposed architectural fragment found in the peninsula of Cape Cod, in the state of Massachusetts in South Truro (USA), where the artist has constructed a house to spend the summer months, the chosen place between heaven and earth architecture. The skyline in the background of the morphology of the hills, surrounded by a diaphanous light, seems an expression of continuity and infinite sinuous line between the earth and the sky. The project has as a constituent element of the background internal / external and private / public the need for a "fusion" of the natural elements of orographic rolling hills of Cape Cod with '"artificial architecture." So the art of landscape that lives through the space in which the separate elements and / or dissociated that make up the entire landscape come together in subjective form through the space. The design theme is characterized by an architecture that is suspended sull'orografia spaces for settling the land in a natural way as a cloud, without mass, without an intrusion artificial, as a symbiosis between nature and artifice.
B - STRATEGY / PLAN
The design concept is expressed through a system of clouds that contain timely distribution system: stairwells, elevators, lifts and escalators and space to rest and relaxation, a widespread system of natural resting on boxes and hanging clouds that contain the functions Usage: housing, services, sports, recreational, cultural, commercial spaces ... and becomes a multi-purpose that specific application for a final program of functional needs.
The sky is represented by a building shaped like a cloud, a shell, a cloud created by a network structure in the duplex steel, resting on the floor and covered externally and internally by LED panels that convert the image in general possible types of sky: Cloudy, dull, sun, night, star etc.. The choice of the image of the model of the air takes place via a program inserted into a computer applied on every cloud, in such a way as to allow the users of the spaces to define at will the external image of this architecture media, up to a fusion between the real sky and the cloud of virtual architecture. A kind of "utopia participated" for the construction of urban space that acts through a management protocol and control of its mutation from the images reproduced on the outer surface / internal clouds.
The earth is represented by the architecture and nature that expresses itself in suspended volumes that contain the different functions with the same form and thus annulled the concept of type of distribution.
To describe, in architectural form, the Earth's surface, the plan becomes the support of any plant architecture artificial. So a cancellation of a closed volume for transposition into an exterior that may allude to the spiritual aspect of nature as seen in works by Edward Hopper is the union of two elements, a realistic and a great unreality.
PS: The architectural design is to create the reality that every day is always the beginning of a future in 40 years ... from HEAVEN AND EARTH.
Arch Sergio Zanichelli
Architect Francesca Benevelli
Ing Alessandra Daolio