PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY2018-02-06T14:28:46+00:00

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.

THE CITY

as a key channel

Over the years, since we began to work in planning, we have always been convinced that the city is the human creation of greatest power. In time, and above all in relation to the changes and transformations of recent years, the city has asserted itself increasingly as practically the only form of human organization.

It is the city that confirms it-self as the most convincing image of the human way of living and that channels ideas, drives and reforms of collective life, above all as regards the sustainability of the urban framework itself, concerns about the excessive growth of some urban contexts and love for what cities preserve within them as bearing witness to the past. The city is therefore in the midst of a great many interests.

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

In Architecture

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.

DESIGN

With design we imagine what must happen both through an ideal vision of our own and above all by taking into account the data of the problem, putting things in place, working for the best and seeking a functional balance through constant adjustment of the forces in play.

FEASIBILITY

Design has been used as a tool to oragnize and ensure implementation. No vision made sense and had the honour of being included in an instrument of planning over these years if its implementation could not be guaranteed. A design has life if its implementation is guaranteed.

MASTERPLAN

The two spirits have been built up and consolidated through the master plan and the development of plans by means of master plans. It defines the structure of a context without over-determining it and lays down basic principles with a view to its possible transformation.