Search

Idea by

Angelo Renna

http://www.angelorenna.com

Van Hallstraat 581, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Angelo Renna is an architect based in Amsterdam. He collaborated with different offices such as Stefano Boeri Architetti in Milan, Bureau A in Geneva 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 and he has recently been selected to take part in the project Urgent City.

Monkey Factor


Reconciliation with Nature

Monkey Factor


Reconciliation with Nature
A design attitude that comes from the desire to make humanity part of a larger ecological system and 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: rainwater, animals, trees, plants, microorganisms and soil. 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…

Expanding the concept of architecture. Embodying in architecture what has never been architecture.

This way of acting can be recognized under one term: Monkey Factor. The monkey represents a clear image in our minds. It brings us back to the origins of our humanity, to our animal origin and reconciles us with the natural sphere.


about rainwater

about animals

about trees

about soil

Monkey Factor


Reconciliation with Nature

Monkey Factor


Reconciliation with Nature
A design attitude that comes from the desire to make humanity part of a larger ecological system and 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: rainwater, animals, trees, plants, microorganisms and soil. 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…

Expanding the concept of architecture. Embodying in architecture what has never been architecture.

This way of acting can be recognized under one term: Monkey Factor. The monkey represents a clear image in our minds. It brings us back to the origins of our humanity, to our animal origin and reconciles us with the natural sphere.


about rainwater

about animals

about trees

about soil


Idea by

Angelo Renna
Van Hallstraat 581
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Angelo Renna is an architect based in Amsterdam. He collaborated with different offices such as Stefano Boeri Architetti in Milan, Bureau A in Geneva 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 and he has recently been selected to take part in the project Urgent City.