FORMS IN MOTION
For this conference, Umberto Napolitano concentrates on the essential question of forms in architecture. First creative act of the architect, it generates a second one: imagining movements, giving a building the ability to survive beyond the function it was originally built for. A starting point of a narrative, this approach translates a vision exceeding the client or the function, and considering this continuum that is the city, our city.
Through the 40-unit housing complex in the Clichy-Batignolles urban development zone near Paris and the Theatre du Maillon in Strasbourg, Umberto Napolitano presents his studies of processes allowing to increase the form capacities, making new buildings flexible architectural tools and giving them almost infinite programming possibilities.
LAN (Local Architecture Network) was created by Benoît Jallon and Umberto Napolitano in 2002, with the idea of exploring architecture as an area of activity at the intersection of several disciplines. This attitude has developed into a methodology enabling LAN to explore new territories and forge a vision encompassing social, urban, functional and formal questions. LAN’s projects seek to find elegant, contemporary answers to creative and pragmatic concerns.
Drinks are served from 17:30. Lecture starts at 18:00. As usual, the event is free of charge, and there is no advance booking of seats.
The lecture is organised by Stockholms Arkitektförening trough Jesús Azpeitia and Christin Svensson.
Date: 17 Januari kl 17.30. Lecture starts at 18.00.
Place: Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12. Stockholm