Selected at Joint Math Meetings 2021

Bamboo Lighting Installations 6 – 8 Jan 2021 // Joint Math Meetings 2021 by American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America Alessandro Zorzetto and Giacomo Mencarini Architect and Engineer PhD Student at Architecture Faculty of the Universidad de Sevilla Venice and Florence, Italy ale@architettureprecarie.net jack@naturalbornbuilders.com https://architettureprecarie.net https://naturalbornbuilders.net AZ: My …

Ephemeral architecture at Heritage 2020 Congress

Here is the publication of our talk on ephemeral architecture for the 7th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, called by the Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, which was to be held in Coimbra (Portugal) last July. Ephemeral architecture as medium for regenerating the historical city. The case …

A bright cloud at Arsenale

Construction workshop of a luminous bamboo structure Article by Emilio Antoniol, published on OFFICINA* 21 | April – June 2018 For years, the design studio Architetture Precarie, based in Castello, Venice, deals with installations, workshops and temporary installations defined as “rural”. In fact, the attention to the use of natural …

Textile Code at Rehogar 9 • Barcelona

Textile Code • a new ethical code Sept 14th – Oct 29th 2017 // Rehogar 9 Fabra i Coats – Center of Contemporary Art Barcelona A social enhancement project is born starting from a company’s discarded material. Quality wool is crafted for producing warm blankets for volunteer associations assisting homeless people in the territory. The Textile Code label contains information on solidarity, sharing, assistance and …

The theatre of usefull

How to install an important without wasting resources Interview with Rural Studio by Alessandro Zorzetto, published on domus  on October 26th 2016 Art, in its numerous forms, is often seen as an activator of circumstance, a catalyser of motions, passions, ideas and actions. On a local level, it may help to spontaneously and …

Spaces of Exception

The book (Milieu Edizioni) is edited by S.a.L.E-Docks and Escuela Moderna. More than 80 architects, artists, performers and activists have sent in images, projects and texts reflecting on the state of exception. Is this a tool irretrievably in the hands of the constituted powers, useful for restricting the spaces of …

Towards a precarious architecture

by Alessandro Zorzetto, published in the volume P.I.G.S., edited by Escuela Moderna / Ateneo Libertario, Milieu Edizioni, Milan, 2016, pp. 68-77 The other day, in a moment of overflowi, I thought it might be a solution to temporarily dust off the Epicurean lathe biosasii to find a moment of serene …

Architecture and degrowth: the alternative becomes reality

DISCOVERING CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN THE SOUTH OF THE UNITED STATES by Alessandro Zorzetto and Francesca Modolo “I decided I had enough. I closed the office, bought a motorcycle, and went into the desert to work with the people on their ideas and dreams” Nader Khalili, 2005 The idea of a …

Parasite Blues

published in AR Architetti Regione n. 47, March 2011, pp. 24-31 Interview to Alessandro Zorzetto∗, by Giovanna Astolfo∗ The programme is always changing faster than the buildings themselves; parasitic architecture fits into this discord by making up for the natural resistance of the built environment. In a European reality that …

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