‘Threshold and Treasure’ questions the role of threshold and treasure in the field of art, architecture and, more specifically, galleries as places of display.
It is about the incredible opportunity to generate a mechanism, as philosopher and writer Giorgio Agamben might say, that is able to unhinge, in a certain way, the difficult approach to art, characterized by a threshold which is perceived as hardly accessible by masses. This detachment, even if it is mainly mental, puts people in a state of uneasiness when confronted to the idea of a world so deep and so rooted that it seems unreachable to many, to those who do not normally deal with culture, to those who do not consider themselves as “educated” enough to have access to such beauty and such intensity of meaning. Continue reading AMAA
Barn VS Pavilion is the story – a two-year-long journey – of a mutual conflict between architect and client, confronting themselves with the expressive language of two distinct architectural types. Continue reading AMAA
The tension between old and new find its realization in the pleonastic stairway – object hanging in the balance within the space.
What is pleonastic is not strictly necessary. The stairway wasn’t necessary in the first place; neither was the strut supporting the stairway. The invention that the stairway brings about is its independence from the slab and the walls. The self-supporting stairway does not touch the beauty and the fragility of the wooden slab and the load-bearing walls. That’s how the stairway from being pleonastic becomes fantastic. Continue reading AMAA
The project designed for the Verdi Theater aims at representing, through its renovation, the compresence of all times and phases that have determined its actual configuration, with particular concern for those traces that are no longer visible. The project aspires at passing through, as far as it is possible, all the diverse configurations that the building has assumed during time, in order to embrace them in the new intervention. Continue reading AMAA . Rigon Simonetti
The project is an act of appropriation of a cave in its dimension of unintentional space, a context where the function is absent; a former industrial building characterized by a shed roof accessible through a vaulted hangar. Continue reading AMAA