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Angelo Renna

http://www.angelorenna.com

Torstrasse 173, Berlin, Germany
Angelo Renna is an architect based in Berlin. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture of Florence and at the Architecture School of Porto(FAUP). He collaborated with different offices such as Stefano Boeri Architetti in Milan, and Topotek1 in Berlin. In 2013, he was awarded the first prize for the Europan-12 competition in Norway. He is one of the Yap Program 2016 finalists in Rome.

Monkey Factor


Reconciliation with the Nature

Monkey Factor


Reconciliation with the Nature
Monkey factor is a design attitude that comes from the desire to make humanity part of a larger ecological system. Architecture is the instrument to realize it.

Monkey factor is a model for the future of our cities. It’s a new thinking process about the relationship between human and nature. It is becoming a necessity to have a new “thought on the world” in order to change the natural conditions of our contemporary society. The idea is to introduce new elements that should be taken into consideration in Architecture: animals, rainwater, air, trees. These last become fundamental design elements that should be analyzed with a particular attention; their features and peculiarity, quality and dimensions should be observed and developed as we nowadays do a wall, a pillar, a window…

All of these factors can be recognized under one term: the Monkey factor. The Monkey represents a clear image in our minds. It brings us back to the origins of humanity, to our animal origins and reconciles us with the natural sphere.


sketch concept 1: the house as a water-tank

3d-print model

section: how the tank works

sketch concept2: many trees-may stories

model: one of the story

Monkey Factor


Reconciliation with the Nature

Monkey Factor


Reconciliation with the Nature
Monkey factor is a design attitude that comes from the desire to make humanity part of a larger ecological system. Architecture is the instrument to realize it.

Monkey factor is a model for the future of our cities. It’s a new thinking process about the relationship between human and nature. It is becoming a necessity to have a new “thought on the world” in order to change the natural conditions of our contemporary society. The idea is to introduce new elements that should be taken into consideration in Architecture: animals, rainwater, air, trees. These last become fundamental design elements that should be analyzed with a particular attention; their features and peculiarity, quality and dimensions should be observed and developed as we nowadays do a wall, a pillar, a window…

All of these factors can be recognized under one term: the Monkey factor. The Monkey represents a clear image in our minds. It brings us back to the origins of humanity, to our animal origins and reconciles us with the natural sphere.


sketch concept 1: the house as a water-tank

3d-print model

section: how the tank works

sketch concept2: many trees-may stories

model: one of the story


Idea by

Angelo Renna
Torstrasse 173
Berlin
Germany
Angelo Renna is an architect based in Berlin. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture of Florence and at the Architecture School of Porto(FAUP). He collaborated with different offices such as Stefano Boeri Architetti in Milan, and Topotek1 in Berlin. In 2013, he was awarded the first prize for the Europan-12 competition in Norway. He is one of the Yap Program 2016 finalists in Rome.