sa.und.sa architetti lead workshop to regenerate the hills of italy
photo © sa.und.sa architetti
all images courtesy of sa.und.sa architetti

 

 

 

update‘ is a collection of workshops, led by the minds of sa.und.sa architetti, that propose urban upgrading processes. over the course of six days, two professionals and 17 italian students delve into concepts of intervention and regeneration in relation to architecture and design. this gives everyone an opportunity to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams that envision social, economic, and cultural transformations for local communities. transcending each event, a clear list of objectives are specified: know the city to showcase the landscape, preserve places of historical significance, foster new opportunities for social exchange, protect public spaces from abandonment or neglect, promote the traditions of the culture, and sensitize the younger generation towards ideas of regeneration as a source of knowledge.

sa und sa architetti update workshop 04 viewpoint italy
photo © fabio cappello and sa.und.sa architetti

 

 

 

following this framework, the firm has initiated ‘update#04’ in camigliano, italy. at the start of the development, a survey was performed to assess the local perception of the cave of san michele near the site. constituents were asked questions such as ‘could you tell us the oldest memory you have of this place?’ and ‘what are the familiar anecdotes, stories, or legends associated with this place?’ as responses were submitted, the teams realized the opportunity to reflect on the landmark as an expression not of himself, but as a sign of human presence.

sa und sa architetti update workshop 04 viewpoint italy
photo © sa.und.sa architetti

 

 

 

for the first portion of the charrette, a small wooden structure called ‘viewpoint’ has been placed on a steeply sloping topography burned by the sun. its gable roof is deliberately incomplete with its peak unformed to create a slit where light may pass through. the space, surrounded by a rock wall and a large group of indian figs, the perspectives of occupants are forced to look along the extruded space toward the hills of giano vetusto colored in warm tones gold and coffee during the summer. some engravings of names and dates on the leaves of the cactus plants demonstrate the use that young couples of the village do of that place, in which they had sought an opportunity of rest and romance.

sa und sa architetti update workshop 04 viewpoint italy
photo © sa.und.sa architetti and fabio cappello

sa und sa architetti update workshop 04 viewpoint italy
photo © sa.und.sa architetti

sa und sa architetti update workshop 04 viewpoint italy
photo © francesca paola milione

sa und sa architetti update workshop 04 viewpoint italy
photo © francesca paola milione 

sa und sa architetti update workshop 04 viewpoint italy
photo © sa.und.sa architetti

sa und sa architetti update workshop 04 viewpoint italy
photo © francesca paola milione

 

 

 

project info:

 

project name: update#04
location: camigliano, italy
date: july 27, 2014 – august 3, 2014
design, organization, coordination: sa.und.sa architetti
design group: giuseppe beatrice, chiara borghi, giovanni bouvet, fabio cappello, antonia capuano, giusy carfora, alessio coco, alessia elefante, sara iaccarino, isabella laura la rocca, francesca paola milione, mariarosaria perna, ciro priore, elena vingione, giada caterina zerboni
tutor: giovanna muzzi and riccardo tognin

 

 

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