Abitare No. 460

A cutting dialogue between memory and innovation

An excerpt from the article by Michele Calzavara

[ … In the historical centre of an ancient city or a medieval convent in the countryside, an approach that involves listening carefully to the context can be perceived; it is vigilant in seeking and selecting an initial matrix, cleansing the space of any superfluous material, and releasing the bindings that tie it to the ground, like those in the sky, and exploring the possibilities of interstitial space.

Only then does the Sienese architect’s scalpel, in a shrewd indirect interaction with the historical material, carve out a lucid and decisive slice of modernity… ]

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