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Federica Andreoni

GNOMONE

http://gnomone.com

, Italy
Federica Andreoni is an architect and indipendent researcher. She has a PhD in Landscape architecture; she has a master in Geografy-City-Architecture at Escola da Cidade and was visiting scholar at FAU USP at Sao Paulo. She a founding member of Gnomone, a Rome based group. Currently she's fellow of Bagliore artistic residency, in order to write for CheFare and Cultural Ministery of Italy a new biography of cultural centers in Italy.

A story speaking in the plural


The Relative Size of Things in the Universe

A story speaking in the plural


The Relative Size of Things in the Universe
A story speaking in the plural is a narrative about the relativity of scale and the concept of domestic, complemented by a design process
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  • Systemic changes

Overcoming the connection between domestic and home, this research explores one of the many declinations of meaning of the word domestic.
If we are looking for what is most domestic, we come to what is common to many people. So we identify as domestic those characteristics of the urban landscape that all its inhabitants recognize: there is a principle of identity in them. They are the repository of images, sensations, materials, and imaginations. Manifestations that are often minute, silent, sometimes immaterial, barely perceptible yet always solidly present.
They are expressions that inevitably relate the scale of the elements of detail to the geographical scale, because they are all intimately connected to the climate, the structure of the territory, the way of settling there. They are the story of a type of light and temperature, of vegetation and matter, of smells and sounds, of material shapes and textures, of atmospheres.
They are a story that speaks in the plural.

A story speaking in the plural


The Relative Size of Things in the Universe

A story speaking in the plural


The Relative Size of Things in the Universe
A story speaking in the plural is a narrative about the relativity of scale and the concept of domestic, complemented by a design process
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Overcoming the connection between domestic and home, this research explores one of the many declinations of meaning of the word domestic.
If we are looking for what is most domestic, we come to what is common to many people. So we identify as domestic those characteristics of the urban landscape that all its inhabitants recognize: there is a principle of identity in them. They are the repository of images, sensations, materials, and imaginations. Manifestations that are often minute, silent, sometimes immaterial, barely perceptible yet always solidly present.
They are expressions that inevitably relate the scale of the elements of detail to the geographical scale, because they are all intimately connected to the climate, the structure of the territory, the way of settling there. They are the story of a type of light and temperature, of vegetation and matter, of smells and sounds, of material shapes and textures, of atmospheres.
They are a story that speaks in the plural.


Idea by

Federica Andreoni
GNOMONE
Italy
Federica Andreoni is an architect and indipendent researcher. She has a PhD in Landscape architecture; she has a master in Geografy-City-Architecture at Escola da Cidade and was visiting scholar at FAU USP at Sao Paulo. She a founding member of Gnomone, a Rome based group. Currently she's fellow of Bagliore artistic residency, in order to write for CheFare and Cultural Ministery of Italy a new biography of cultural centers in Italy.