THE TREE

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INTERVIEWS

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.

PPAA: the architecture generated by the intention

Pablo Pérez Palacios is the founder and principal of PPAA – Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados. During the interview Pablo Pérez will talk about the importance of the ideas that generate the project and how the project itself can become a diffuser of concepts.

Orizzontale: DIY architecture for common spaces

Horizontal (Orizzontale) is a collective of architects from Rome whose working dynamics and projects are strongly detached from the classic architectural studios. Each of Orizzontale’s works comes about through reflection on contemporary issues and it uses architecture as a means for proposing solutions or for raising public awareness.

Fabio Novembre: wear different cloths with each new project

The interview with Fabio Novembre, character outside the box and with a strong charisma, that mixes architecture, design, fittings and interiors in his journey, thanks to the use of a language that is never taken for granted and always looking for novelty.

Interview with a transmedia designer: Matteo Cibic

Matteo Cibic is considered by many to be one of the most interesting contemporary designers. As the grandson and pupil of the famous uncle Aldo, he has been able, over the years, to find his own language capable of sending strong messages that have a certain ring to them.

Interview with Yichen Lu founder of Studio Link-Arc

Yichen Lu is the founder of the Link-Arc Studio that designed the Chinese pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. Yichen Lu, Chinese by birth, has a multi-ethnic cultural and working background, before founding his own studio he obtained a master’s degree in architecture at Yale and won numerous awards, he also played an important role in the Gehry Partners studio and Steven Holl Architects .

Massimo Vitali: photography, looking directly at reality

Talking to Massimo Vitali means listening to a direct person who at the same time is precise in affirming his own thoughts. He has often been called the beach photographer and as he himself will explain in this interview, what attracts him is not what they are wearing, but the people themselves.

THE TREE MAG – The Fruits of Ideas