THEMES OF RESEARCH
Keeping in mind how quickly both the town and contemporary society are changing, research is defining a new centrality in architecture, by
considering time as the fundamental subject of the project. Minimal architectures gets a new meaning thanks to their features of instantaneity, adaptability, and openness to unexpected changes. Architecture that is interested in impermanence manages to acquire a new role in shaping urban and socially emerging phenomena.
Present conditions testifies our speedy perception of natural and artificial disaster. Research is exploring a
new role in architecture for post-disaster and risk reduction interventions, through a rethinking of security beyond control limits. Research is questioning itself on how waste debris can be turned into new materials for projects, so that new architectures can
keep traces of disastrous events even for the future.
Archeology and cities
Archaeology conceived as closed and inaccessible represents a breakdown in urban continuity. By imagining architectures defining new scenarios of contemporary life through different insertions, research is exploring the possibility of multiplying
relationships and customs. Architecture acts as a transcription an d rewriting technique, aimed at moving materials from the past to the future, strengthening their character and history.
Reuse is a new paradigm focusing on innovation and rethinking of traditional production cycles, aimed at defining a new urban scenery starting from abandoned and disused property. Suburbs become a privileged field for experiments, with goals to identify methods of transformation from the inside and re-define the modern town.