New Primitive

Nature will be the new architecture.

New Primitive

Nature will be the new architecture.
A short circuit will lead to an inversion of roles between nature and architecture.
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Architecture was born when humankind began to organise its environment in order to create protected places from the adversities of nature.

Today, we are witnessing a strong demographic increase that comes together with a vertiginous expansion of the urban pattern, soil consumption and waste production. This has lead to the destruction of the natural habitats on the earth.

Consequently, an inversion of roles in which nature has to defend itself against human threats has begun. Starting from this scenario, we can imagine a future in which the anthropic landscape will totally devour the natural one, leading to a complete saturation of the earth's surface.
The entire planet will be covered in objects and waste. This will cause a short circuit that will lead to a new primitive era in which cyborg men, to protect themselves from atmospheric threats, will share the collective consciousness of the “Third Landscape” by nourishing forests, seas and glaciers: their vital spaces.

In the “New Primitive” era, the cyborg man will rediscover the primordial rites: a reconciliation with himself and with nature that will slowly reconquer its spaces.
The lack of food forced the cyborg man to feed himself out of necessity. He will reintroduce meat and other substances by producing it autonomously with the help of technology.

The seas, erased because of previous human activities, will be gradually exposed again. The cyborg man will rediscover water and collect his precious gifts.

The cyborg man will feed himself mainly on fruit and vegetables. He will start technological processes of land restoration that will prepare soil to be used for crops.

Faith will no longer be a collective ritual but a spiritual activity to be practiced in an intimate and personal way.

It will be an instinctive gesture, but fertilization will only be activated through the exchange of digital codes between partners.

Idea by

Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci
SET Architects
Viale Val Padana 44B
SET believes in an essential architecture based on simplicity as a response to the complexity of the functional program. SET has won several awards including Dedalo Minosse and NIB New Italian Blood and has been selected for the BigMat'17, Architizer A+, Archdaily – Building of the year. The office has held lectures at various Universities and cultural events (University of Florence, Polytechnic School of Palermo, University of Roma Tre, Biennial of the Public Space, New Generations Festival).

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