‘When in Rome’ contemporary architects exhibition at RIBA London

RIBA London presents an exhibition on Rome – a first step towards the re-threading of an important tradition. The exhibition features the work of young contemporary architects whose career has been constantly looking back to the eternal city.

 

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language © Point Supreme

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language © Point Supreme

 

Rome is an off-centre metropolis, out of an orthodox perception of time, where every single past becomes present in a continuous state of monumental contemporariness.

Continuity and crisis share the same space: ancient brick walls are flanked by the anonymous ‘palazzine’ complex of the latest years and among these the everyday madness of the city: ceaseless traffic, tourists blinded by the scorching sun, the pink roman dust settling on monuments. And again: traditions, languages, researches, cultures and avant-gardes, compose a living postcard with an inimitable capacity for self-renewal.  (more…)

Marble and geometry: refurbishment in Oporto by FALA ATELIER

The refurbishment of an old clothing store in Oporto into a real estate agency by Portuguese studio Fala Atelier features pure forms, scale and proportions, using different types of marble with an enormous precision.

 

Collage. Real estate agency in Porto, by FALA ATELIER © FALA ATELIER

Collage. Real estate agency in Porto, by FALA ATELIER © FALA ATELIER

 

The clients acquired an old clothing store in the suburbs from Oporto. The brief requested the space to be transformed into a new agency for their real estate company and the intervention had to be designed and implemented in less than 4 weeks. The new design should define the conceptual basis for all their future stores. (more…)