"The young Italian architects are now out of the impasse and of their unwitting ennui. Or rather, they have begun to emerge and raise their gaze from the drawing board to observe the material and non-material phenomena occurring in the outside world ...
outside world in the meantime. In the concrete material world of the Italian cities and landscape, sudden radical transformations have effected the whole universe to which architectural, planning and urban knowledge must be applied. While the intangible world of ideas and non-architectural artistic languages, traces and representations of these transformations have been presented for some time." (Pippo Ciorra)
Ten young Italian architects are analyzed and combined to show the most advanced researches on the contemporary Italian urban landscape.
The projects and photographs are introduced by three essays by Pippo Ciorra, Kay-Bea Jones and Francesco Jodice.