IMAGINATION AND DESIGN
In Urban planning
Urban planning is a very particular activity in Italy. It involves conviction that planning the development of residential settlements is a matter of paramount importance and that it is so both for the public administration of cities and for those who work in them. It involves working in particular contexts in the midst of forces that are not always friendly, speculative pressures and partisan interests, and generally in conditions where it is difficult to share the deeper meaning of planning action.
The path of planning can construct scenarios and visions, stimulate territorial production, increase the positive effects of every transformation for both the parties involved, and contribute to the balanced and sustainable evolution of settlements, their inhabitants and the environment. Our activities over the last ten years have taken place precisely in the midst of these opposing drives and in a panorama not necessarily informed and aware of the importance of the dissemination of technical knowledge.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
We are firmly convinced that the expressive freedom of architecture can only be born in the context of the city, or its surroundings, and respect for the same. The architecture we have undertaken and for which we have worked is markedly urban in its way of inserting itself respectfully into a context, establishing relations with the same , and necessarily creating opportunities for new relations to be gen-erated, virtuous connections between built up space, open space and the space serving for relations, as well as enrichment for the entire urban system in which it is em-bedded.
The buildings interpret and give shape to architectural objects in which the con-structed part, the architecture proper, is in-tegrated with the design of open space precisely because the minimal object of the design is not the building but the urban re-lationship it creates, thereby taking up the concept of urban typology as the heart and nucleus of planning.