An architect learns from the “world of life”
These notes describe the objectives which, after almost twenty years of work, I recognize as the ones we have constantly pursued in our work. In brief, we are referring to a set of disciplines that operate interactively in the present, that look towards the future and which together create project based on the sustainable use of energy and conceived as a reflection of the evolution of society.The work of the architect transforms places, but, whereas it is always possible to put down a book or switch off the music you do not like, building exert an ineluctable power over us, similar to that of nature. Architecture, which affects each and every one of us, is therefore closely bound to ethics and, as such, its effect on the word and individuals contributes to the cultural, social and economic growth of man. As the architect is given the power to control the ethical and educational values inherent in a building, through his/her design he/she is able to transmit new, more modern ways of conceiving existence to the observer, using the most advanced technology. Where projects clearly reveal sensitivity and idealism, we recognize a creative conception of the environment, life and the family that transcends the simplicity of pure functionality.For a design to be translated into reality, great efforts must be made in the planning stage to understand the contextual meaning of the building, the reasons for its existence, and as we enter the world of the engineers and constructors, the rules and materials with which it will be built.In an environment marked by constant socio-economic development, the architect – as Enzo Paci says – must draw his assumptions from the “world of life”: he therefore plays an important role in the world of those who believe in the cultural and social growth of society.