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Giacomo Ardesio, Alessandro Bonizzoni, Nicola Campri, Veronica Caprino, Claudia Mainardi

Fosbury Architecture

http://www.fosburyarchitecture.com

via Manfredini, 4, Milan, Italy
Fosbury Architecture is a collective of research and design. F.A. received awards in international competitions (Europan 13/NL 2015, Turin 2015, Milan 2015, Bologna 2014, Porto 2013, Tallinn 2013) and took part in collective exhibitions (Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017, Milan Design Week 2017, Rome 2017, New York 2016, Venice Biennale 2016, Athens 2015). F.A. is curator of “Incompiuto - The Birth of a Style” and it was editor of "Rroark!", an independent journal printed in 25.000 copies.

Environments of Resistence for Social Individuals


An Incremental Archive of Authentic Private Spaces (Private in the Sense of ‘deprivation’ of Public Presence)

Environments of Resistence for Social Individuals


An Incremental Archive of Authentic Private Spaces (Private in the Sense of ‘deprivation’ of Public Presence)
In a mature context of society’s commodification, the border between public and private dissolves until it disintegrates.
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Today the boundaries between public and private vanish until they conflagrate. While ‘home’ is becoming more and more a place for work and an instrument of subsistence, ‘domesticity’ invades every field of human activity, with shops that are camouflaged as lounges, offices as game rooms, and restaurants as kitchens. The 'sharing economy' has converted intimacy into an economic asset, forcing large strata of society, if indeed fortunate enough to own a house, to cede a portion of it and taking refuge in the little space left. 'Environments of Resistance for Social Individuals' is an incremental archive of authentic private spaces (private in the sense of ‘deprivation’ of public presence); exceptional pieces of furniture designed with the sole purpose of accommodating the idiosyncrasies of their occupants.


The AIRBNB apartments, in every corner of the globe, all look alike. In bright and retouched wide-angle photos, one seeks to convey a message of uniqueness and domesticity, continuing to recombine inexpensive wood furniture with personal items that help to win over potential clients. Furniture today serves to sell oneself more than to tell a story about oneself; to feel at home anywhere is possible, after all, it is almost certain that the host has a home furnished in the same way.

Endless domestic landscape.
It reminds a lot of places we know: it can be our family house, our friends house or even our flat.

The history of furniture, probably not very relevant but definitely entertaining, is littered with exceptional items designed with the sole purpose of accommodating the idiosyncrasies of the client. These are the last private places. Private in the sense of deprivation of public presence.

The environments we designed so far try to activate a relationship between life and form that is not fulfilled in mere functional terms, but that ‘challenges’ life to survive under abnormal conditions; without any ambition to change the habits of anyone other than perhaps those who designed them.

'Environment of Resistence for Social Individuals' was shown within the collective exhibition ‘Capitalism is Over’, curated by Raumplan during the 2017 Milan Design Week, Cascina Cuccagna, Milan, April 2017.

Environments of Resistence for Social Individuals


An Incremental Archive of Authentic Private Spaces (Private in the Sense of ‘deprivation’ of Public Presence)

Environments of Resistence for Social Individuals


An Incremental Archive of Authentic Private Spaces (Private in the Sense of ‘deprivation’ of Public Presence)
In a mature context of society’s commodification, the border between public and private dissolves until it disintegrates.
File under

Today the boundaries between public and private vanish until they conflagrate. While ‘home’ is becoming more and more a place for work and an instrument of subsistence, ‘domesticity’ invades every field of human activity, with shops that are camouflaged as lounges, offices as game rooms, and restaurants as kitchens. The 'sharing economy' has converted intimacy into an economic asset, forcing large strata of society, if indeed fortunate enough to own a house, to cede a portion of it and taking refuge in the little space left. 'Environments of Resistance for Social Individuals' is an incremental archive of authentic private spaces (private in the sense of ‘deprivation’ of public presence); exceptional pieces of furniture designed with the sole purpose of accommodating the idiosyncrasies of their occupants.


The AIRBNB apartments, in every corner of the globe, all look alike. In bright and retouched wide-angle photos, one seeks to convey a message of uniqueness and domesticity, continuing to recombine inexpensive wood furniture with personal items that help to win over potential clients. Furniture today serves to sell oneself more than to tell a story about oneself; to feel at home anywhere is possible, after all, it is almost certain that the host has a home furnished in the same way.

Endless domestic landscape.
It reminds a lot of places we know: it can be our family house, our friends house or even our flat.

The history of furniture, probably not very relevant but definitely entertaining, is littered with exceptional items designed with the sole purpose of accommodating the idiosyncrasies of the client. These are the last private places. Private in the sense of deprivation of public presence.

The environments we designed so far try to activate a relationship between life and form that is not fulfilled in mere functional terms, but that ‘challenges’ life to survive under abnormal conditions; without any ambition to change the habits of anyone other than perhaps those who designed them.

'Environment of Resistence for Social Individuals' was shown within the collective exhibition ‘Capitalism is Over’, curated by Raumplan during the 2017 Milan Design Week, Cascina Cuccagna, Milan, April 2017.


Idea by

Giacomo Ardesio, Alessandro Bonizzoni, Nicola Campri, Veronica Caprino, Claudia Mainardi
Fosbury Architecture
via Manfredini, 4
Milan
Italy
Fosbury Architecture is a collective of research and design. F.A. received awards in international competitions (Europan 13/NL 2015, Turin 2015, Milan 2015, Bologna 2014, Porto 2013, Tallinn 2013) and took part in collective exhibitions (Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017, Milan Design Week 2017, Rome 2017, New York 2016, Venice Biennale 2016, Athens 2015). F.A. is curator of “Incompiuto - The Birth of a Style” and it was editor of "Rroark!", an independent journal printed in 25.000 copies.