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Idea by

Jacopo Ammendola, Juan Lopez Cano, Giuseppe Grant, Margherita Manfra, Nasrin Mohiti Asli, Roberto Pantaleoni, Stefano Ragazzo

orizzontale

http://www.orizzontale.org/

via Ludovico da Terni 12a, Roma, Italy
Orizzontale is an architecture collective based in Roma whose primary interest are reactivation processes involving urban scrap. Since 2010 orizzontale has been promoting projects of common relational spaces, giving form to both dismissed and unseen images of the city. These projects have represented the ground for experimenting new kinds of interactions between city dwellers and urban commons as well as occasions to test the boundaries of architectural creation process.

Building common spaces


do it yourself architecture

Building common spaces


do it yourself architecture
Building common spaces through open processes in order to remodel urban environment as well as our habits.

"The architect is today something like a water dowser: (s)he must succeed in finding resources and energy flows buried deep down in the ground, invisible from above. The task of finding water in the desert is arduous as it’s rewarding: the outcome won't be just an ordinary well but a flourishing oasis."
The space of contemporary city is affected and shaped by shortening transformation cycles. Instant, movable and dismountable architectural devices emerge in such a context as vehicles to answer to a specific need, they are provident constructions able to see beyond their temporary utility.
These kind of architectures, if developed on fertile ground, will rapidly increase in a “mutualistic relationship” full of reciprocal benefits, helping at the same time the whole environment to overcome his crisis. Together with the regeneration of urban spaces, these processes will engage dwellers into the transformation, bringing back communities to be actors in the construction of common spaces.



COSTRUIRE LARGO MILANO is the final phase of the project ZAC (zoneartistichecondivise.it) curated by Hubout in Cinisello Balsamo.
A vacant space has been transformed into an open laboratory for the community.

WAARK-Workshop di Autocostruzione Ark took place in the historical building “Santa Verdiana” of the Facoltà di Architettura of Università di Firenze. The project, realized with thirty students and organized by students collective “Ark”, aimed to give new functions to some unused places found in the complex. Recycled materials were used, as well as simple building technologies suitable for “newbies”.

STAZIONE SANBA: "A neglected area turned into a useful place for an imagination process. Architects were able to engage the participants through a clear and intelligent design idea: to create the SANBA station where the undergroud has not come yet. A new space has been create to meet and relax, built entirely out of wood. A space built by the citizens of the neighborhood , an idea that hidden desires and hopes. A precise intention for the future." Simone Pallotta – SANBA curator

OSTHANG PROJECT – International Summer School and Festival for Future Modes of Living Together curated by raumlaborberlin
Three sleeping cabins to host artists-in-residence or just simple guests who want to experience the new Osthang setting. 15 international students built them with us during the “Building together Summer School – Architektursommer Rhein-Main”.

8 1⁄2 is a mobile theatre, a machine to experience public space. It investigates the dual nature of public space, as the place of intimacy and elective relationships and in the meantime the preferential territory of event and spectacle. The installation intends to be a reflection about the transition that changes public space from being the background of private encounters and individual moments to being the scene of public events and collective representations.

Building common spaces


do it yourself architecture

Building common spaces


do it yourself architecture
Building common spaces through open processes in order to remodel urban environment as well as our habits.

"The architect is today something like a water dowser: (s)he must succeed in finding resources and energy flows buried deep down in the ground, invisible from above. The task of finding water in the desert is arduous as it’s rewarding: the outcome won't be just an ordinary well but a flourishing oasis."
The space of contemporary city is affected and shaped by shortening transformation cycles. Instant, movable and dismountable architectural devices emerge in such a context as vehicles to answer to a specific need, they are provident constructions able to see beyond their temporary utility.
These kind of architectures, if developed on fertile ground, will rapidly increase in a “mutualistic relationship” full of reciprocal benefits, helping at the same time the whole environment to overcome his crisis. Together with the regeneration of urban spaces, these processes will engage dwellers into the transformation, bringing back communities to be actors in the construction of common spaces.



COSTRUIRE LARGO MILANO is the final phase of the project ZAC (zoneartistichecondivise.it) curated by Hubout in Cinisello Balsamo.
A vacant space has been transformed into an open laboratory for the community.

WAARK-Workshop di Autocostruzione Ark took place in the historical building “Santa Verdiana” of the Facoltà di Architettura of Università di Firenze. The project, realized with thirty students and organized by students collective “Ark”, aimed to give new functions to some unused places found in the complex. Recycled materials were used, as well as simple building technologies suitable for “newbies”.

STAZIONE SANBA: "A neglected area turned into a useful place for an imagination process. Architects were able to engage the participants through a clear and intelligent design idea: to create the SANBA station where the undergroud has not come yet. A new space has been create to meet and relax, built entirely out of wood. A space built by the citizens of the neighborhood , an idea that hidden desires and hopes. A precise intention for the future." Simone Pallotta – SANBA curator

OSTHANG PROJECT – International Summer School and Festival for Future Modes of Living Together curated by raumlaborberlin
Three sleeping cabins to host artists-in-residence or just simple guests who want to experience the new Osthang setting. 15 international students built them with us during the “Building together Summer School – Architektursommer Rhein-Main”.

8 1⁄2 is a mobile theatre, a machine to experience public space. It investigates the dual nature of public space, as the place of intimacy and elective relationships and in the meantime the preferential territory of event and spectacle. The installation intends to be a reflection about the transition that changes public space from being the background of private encounters and individual moments to being the scene of public events and collective representations.


Idea by

Jacopo Ammendola, Juan Lopez Cano, Giuseppe Grant, Margherita Manfra, Nasrin Mohiti Asli, Roberto Pantaleoni, Stefano Ragazzo
orizzontale
via Ludovico da Terni 12a
Roma
Italy
Orizzontale is an architecture collective based in Roma whose primary interest are reactivation processes involving urban scrap. Since 2010 orizzontale has been promoting projects of common relational spaces, giving form to both dismissed and unseen images of the city. These projects have represented the ground for experimenting new kinds of interactions between city dwellers and urban commons as well as occasions to test the boundaries of architectural creation process.