luiz eduardo lupatini awarded first prize for lost landscape proposal
luiz eduardo lupatini awarded first prize for lost landscape proposal luiz eduardo lupatini awarded first prize for lost landscape proposal
jun 30, 2016

luiz eduardo lupatini awarded first prize for lost landscape proposal

luiz eduardo lupatini awarded first prize for lost landscape proposal




the origin of raw materials is a detail few consider in their daily thoughts. but the fact remains, the endless demand on natural reserves to sustain human activity does occur. urbanized scenes, the final destination for many resources, have provided a disconnect from extraction sites. the latter continue to become more and more remote until they disappear all together, forming ‘lost landscapes’ when depletion deems them no longer of value.

minimalist architectural language
all images © luiz eduardo lupatini




in response to the carrara thermal baths competition, hosted by rethinking architecture, brazilian architect luiz eduardo lupatini chose to challenge the desensitizing nature of distance. ‘lost landscape’ is placed directly within a former quarry, forcing visitors to reflect on the observable impacts of human operations.

luiz lupatini lost landscape proposal rethinking architecture
local materials shape spaces by means of addition and subtraction

a dialogue between raw material and human production

luiz lupatini lost landscape proposal rethinking architecture
human scale in relation to space



project info:


architect: luiz eduardo lupatini
project: ‘lost landscape’ concept
purpose: carrara thermal baths competition
hosted by: rethinking architecture competitions
awarded: first prize
location: carrara, italy
year: 2016



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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • A beautifull simple striking concept

    guido s. says:

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