“The hypercity is the result of a series of choices, both rational and irrational, that obey to different logics, antagonizing with each other.”
This is how Swiss teacher André Corboz expressed the concept of hypercity in 1994.
Years before, Italian architects Carlo Aymonino and Aldo Rossi were already theorizing the future development of big cities: fragmented plots without any apparent geography. The two architects designed together the Monte Amiata residential complex in Milan, Italy, that was built in the late 1960s. The project aimed to satisfy more complicated ways of living, following a logic of programmatic disorder, and anticipating the concept of hypercity. Like an early portrait of our modern cities, it is a place where the past is still an echo and future is revealed. An urban layout of overlapping elements that constitute a complex texture that is so much more than the sum of its parts.
land-escape of the mind
2019 - ongoing
as a little kid my insatiable curiosity drove me to start walking when I was just nine months old. at the kindergarten they called me la bambina che vola, the girl that flies. growing up I wasn’t different; always gazing at stars, my curiosity flew me beyond earth. at about twenty-four years old, I experienced a short but severe depression that made me live in an unprecedented state of fear. that world that I so much loved turned into a very scary place. coming out of that state was like a slow rebirth. fighting fear day after day, I discovered the world anew, seeking again for the unknown, attracted like a magnet by far realities, eager to know my inner world. the kid that flies transformed into a woman that flies. this is a journey of self-discovery expressed through landscapes.
a dialogue with Le Corbusier inside the Esprit Nouveau Pavilion, Bologna
"architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity." Le Corbusier, Vers une architecture, 1923