It would please me to contemplate inhabited spaces, guided by the interpretation of a novel – not used as a definitive script but rather as a suggestion that illuminates all the ideas of architecture within our thoughts. And I would like this world of images to be plausible, precisely because imperfect design is the expression of an architecture that can deliver unexpected results.

This is a text born out of defiance. Often, architecture books that are conceived in universities and that collate the results of this or that lecturer’s teachings do not succeed in arousing any real interest from the architecturally-minded public, and even less from insiders. These are exercises and examples that are more concerned with expressing correct positions than with venturing into unfathomed terrain. This volume, rather, aims to take up the challenge of simplifying the texts as much as possible and maximising the seductiveness of the images, turning educational experimentation into a story displaying architecture inspired by novels. It is not a question of illustrating books, but of reviving stories and spaces that are related to them, and that no one has ever seen as urban and landscape environments. This text has deliberately omitted notes and captions on the designs, to help the reader perceive them in a more fluid and immediate manner and to take the reader directly to the centre of worlds unknown.

Cherubino Gambardella
Never upon a time
Verisimilar architecture
35,00€
29,70€
isbn 9788862423021
book series enzimi
current edition 2 / 2020
first edition 2 / 2020
language Italian/English
size 24x28cm
pages 160
binding paperback
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Cherubino Gambardella (1962) is an architect and professor of architectural design at the Second University of Naples. He was awarded several prizes and successfully participated in several international competitions. He was also often shortlisted for the Gold Medal of Italian Archi...

Cherubino Gambardella (1962) is an architect and professor of architectural design at the Second University of Naples. He was awarded several prizes and successfully participated in several international competitions. He was also often shortlisted for the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture awarded by the Triennale of Milan. He was invited to several editions of the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale as well as to the 21st edition of the Triennale of Milan. His designs have been displayed at several museums and European, American and Asian foundations, and have been featured by the world’s most influential architecture magazines. He authored over fifteen books. He was the editor in chief of Compasses, and currently manages the magazine Dromos. Two of his architectural collages were on display at the New York MoMA in the context of the Cut’n paste exhibition. After acting as supervisor of a group of professors that won an International Competition for Universities, he built the Bio-Mediterranean Cluster for the Milan Expo 2015 (recognized as one of the best international pavilions). He was awarded the prize for the Mixed Tenure Buildings category at the ArchMarathon for Mediterranean Countries held in Beirut in 2015.

 

 

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