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Revised the Future

Architecture Collages from 'Incontri' [Meetings]


AUTHOR: Kevin Prenna
PLACE: Various
YEAR: 2018
STATUS: Unbuilt
INSTAGRAM: @seanprenn


The work wants to reflect on the importance of pictorial and plastic disciplines in architecture in a critical and provocative key through architecture collages.

In fact, after the writings of Adolf Loos “Ornament and Crime”, architecture was divided, except in rare cases, in sculptures and figurative disciplines. Then, the collage acquires on loan one of the 7 wise men of Melotti, to make it an architecture that stands out in a 19th century Piazza del Duomo still lacking the Magistretti, Portaluppi, Muzio and Griffini “arengarios” (harangues).

The sculpture-architecture presents an entrance on the neck where it is connected by the high-tech ramp of the very famous Pompidou Centre of Piano and Rogers. Finally, a mirage of a tripartite sun of a work by the famous spatial painter Crippa. Therefore, through the mixture of various historical periods, the project wants to bring the observer to reflect on the fusion of the different architectural / artistic experiments through the ages as a suggestion for future works.

Giovanni Migliara Veduta di Piazza del Duomo a Milano_1754

Fausto Melotti I 7 savi_1960

Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers Centre Pompidou_Parigi,1977

Roberto Crippa_Spirale_1952

β€œIncontri” (β€œMeetings”) is a visual research where architecture finds new relationships with other spheres like art, cinema and landscapes.

With the use of architecture collages, the project tried to connect different ages, locations and situations in various pictures where architectural subjects are predominant. The logical link between the various elements are the similarities of their features.

With this outset, for instance, it’s easy to find the Luce Memorial Chapel by I.M.PEI in a Chinese painting or the famous Australian red rock Uluru put together with a brutalist German building. These “meetings” generate new experimental contexts, that they can examinate together in a new surrealistic dimension.

John William Waterhouse_Miranda 1875

Frank O. Gehry_Walt Disney Concert Hall_Los Angeles,1999-2003

Constatino Peroni_Sculpture



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