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.

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.

Marco Costanzi: Designing for the world of luxury

Marco Costanzi’s studio is a certain point of reference that many brands operating in the luxury world rely on for the design of new spaces dedicated to retail and the many other activities that are often requested.

Simone Micheli: The architect must be a hero!

Simone Micheli is one of those architects who honestly believes in his work and does not easily abandon his ideas and dreams. He comes from a family linked to the art world, which has affected him deeply. He deals with his profession in a transversal way, from architecture to design, giving much emphasis to the communicative aspect, which he considers the cornerstone of this profession.

Nature as seen by Irene Tondelli

Irene Tondelli is a young photographer born in Carpi. During her life she has been able to make some “very tiring” trips and the result is some of these photos.

2A+P/A: Architecture as a System of Meanings

Matteo Costanzo and Gianfranco Bombaci have been working together since their university days, with their strong desire to create architecture that pays particular attention to art and philosophical thought.

Fernando Maldonado: a project is never finished

Fernando Maldonado is a young designer who lives in Guatemala City. His projects arise from concepts and ideas, the shape is only a consequence of these. Sometimes his objects are concise and linear, others exactly the opposite.
Fernando loves 3D modeling and his attention to the representation of the object is very accurate and studied.

Aldo Amoretti: Photography through the eyes of the architect

Aldo Amoretti is an architect who after practicing this profession for several years, decided at a mature age to change jobs and become an architectural photographer. Right from the beginning his shots were successful and allowed him to win important prizes and attract attention on the world scene. Today Aldo Amoretti can boast among its customers some of the most acclaimed studios on the planet, Peter Zumthor, BIG and Snøhetta just to name a few.

OBR: Architecture arises from the art of listening

Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi met when they both worked in Renzo Piano’s studio. After a few years of practice, the desire to participate in some architectural competitions was too great and so they decided to found their own firm.

Mesura: where people are at the centre of design

Mesura is a young Spanish studio based in Barcelona. Mesura in 2011 won Europan in Dubrovnik and the slogan of the competition was Back to Citizens. This concept is very important for the philosophy of the studio because Mesura wants a democratic architecture that does not dominate the context, but instead arises from the exchange of ideas between people.

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