Riabita No. 10

Vertical Architecture

An excerpt from the report by Marina Paul

[…The exterior appearance seems to frame the building as an ordinary and common-place renovation in a historic centre: in reality, it is a completely emptied structure, the interior of which represents the precise opposite of a conservative project.

In fact, the building’s internal spatial organisation is part of a complex structural and architectural system in which the grand theme we addressed was the vertical dimension, the real collector and distributor, as well as projector, of light and a sense of vertigo.

The vertigo of voids, transparencies, texture, and reflections that either fragment the space or amplify it.

Here one can really “lose oneself” in the gaze and the perception of perspective that persists on the aspects and complexities linked to the modern philosophies of contemporary living…]

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