Thomas Phifer: light as an essential element of the project.

Thomas Phifer is a New York architect who lived in Rome for a short time. During his career he had the opportunity to build various exhibition structures and some private homes. Although the factors involved in designing a museum structure are very different from those of a private home, it is possible to find some recurring traits in Phifer’s architecture. Two of these are certainly the great attention to the choice of materials and the use of light as a real design element.

Silvia Camporesi: the art of photographing one’s own art

Actually the interview with Silvia Camporesi was carried out a few months ago. One of the reasons we publish it today is certainly the fact that with this interview we wanted to mark the beginning of a slow mutation of The Tree Mag: from a magazine of architecture to a place where you can find a vantage point on certain aspects of contemporaneity.

Le Clos Douet by Altobraco

The land is in the humid, rural and green territory of Normandy and more precisely in the north-east of Calvados. The project, located 10 km from the sea, has very marked characteristics of the Lower Normandy region.

Formentera social housing by Carles Oliver

The proposal includes the construction of a prototype building and its monitoring with the collaboration of University of the Balearic Islands to verify the correct functioning of the solutions adopted, with the aim of providing contrasted data to the European Commission for the drafting of future environmental regulations for building from 2020.

Playpulse One by Ponti Design Studio

With remote working on the rise, our lifestyle has become even more sedentary. If we want to have a healthy body and a healthy mind, we need to exercise in ways that are engaging and entertaining.
Playpulse One fully integrates exercise and fun.

Hackability of the Stool by DDAA

Stool 60 is one of the most iconic stools of the 20th century produced by Artek. The design is simple and beautiful, and needless to mention the manufacturing techniques of bent wood technology, every detail is completely designed from distribution to packaging. It is a product that represents the idea of modernism. In addition, mass-produced reproductions are sold for 1,000 yen each by thoroughly considering about the cost of production and maintenance, complaints handling, and rationality of transportation. It is cheaper than buying the same amount of wood.

Lorenzo zandri: photographing the human dimension of the project.

Lorenzo Zandri was born in Rome in 1992. He is a young photographer who trained as an architect and preferred to build images rather than things.
Today, for both work and personal related reasons, he lives between Paris and London and travels play a great role in his work. Lorenzo Zandri has a cultured style explicitly turned to the past, but all this is not the aim of his work but only the means to discover the human dimension of the subjects he portrays.

The magical realism of Aldo Amoretti

Aldo Amoretti is an architect who at some point in his life decided to change his profession and to find a link with architecture from a completely different point of view, that of the photographer.

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