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Antilia

ETB . Antilia afasia (1)

Alessandro Tessari . Clara Machado

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The imagined city, the expected city, the desired city is built inside the traveler’s heart. The real city is straighter, it is always taller or shorter, lighter or darker, it is misplaced. Yet the desired city is a ghost and the ghost haunts forever. Continue reading ETB

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Portanord . San Donà di Piave

ETB . Portanord . San Donà di Piave afasia (1)

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The project consists on the reconversion of an old industrial building, which is composed of a heterogeneous set of volumes with barrel roofs made with diverse constructive systems and longitudinally crossed by a gallery, into a new multi-purpose pavilion. The intervention starts with the restoration of the concrete structures and the demolition of the metal roofs. The main access is via a cycle-pedestrian path that crosses the volume, transforming the central tunnel into a “covered urban road”; the general services are placed into two functional blocks which gives the building great flexibility in therms of use. There is a multifunctional space placed above the gallery which can be used as an office area, an exhibition hall or a conference room. The original building is expanded with an independent “loggia” that does not touch the pre-existing structure and allows to create large covered areas, suitable for trade fairs but also for the most diversified social functions such as sports and cultural activities. A continuous façade in wire mesh provides protection from the sun light without cutting the visual continuity inside / outside. From the outside the building is a discreet volume that “contains and protects” the pre-existing architecture as an industrial archeology, keeping both the aspects of contemporaneity and memory. Continue reading ETB

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Teresa . Treviso

ETB . Teresa . Treviso afasia (6)

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A private garden connected to the outside by two visual axes. A long wall of protection, memory of the stone and brick fences of the historic villas of Treviso. The “gelosia”, like in the barns, of the near countryside. A place intentionally isolated and protected from the world where be able to think about art. A quiet space from where to observe the changing of the time and the passing of seasons. Continue reading ETB

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Sport center . San Martino in Passiria

ETB studio . Sport center . San Martino in Passiria afasia (2)

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Among the most beautiful memories of childhood there are the nights spent playing under the grandparents’ table, while the parents dined; the table is a primordial home, a place of protection and familiarity. The project for the sports center of San Martino in Passiria is designed just like a huge table out of scale; a white concrete structure resting on a platform. On the noble floor, completely in glass, the most public functions facing the outdoor playgrounds, the village and the mountains, on the lower floor the technical and service spaces. Continue reading ETB