An Italian architect told us about hisinspirers from the past and present, as well as the future of their students. And he also shared his idea in one of the iconic projects Francesco Librizzi is considered one of the most inventive architects of his time - none of his projects is complete without an original solution that eliminates problems with ergonomics and decorates the space. Moreover, the result of complex engineering calculations and dozens of drawings looks easy and natural for an Italian architect, as if it was created by the power of thought alone. How does it work? It's all about the right foundation! A huge role in my work is played by my predecessors, who are now over 80 years old. With some I was lucky to meet and make friends. This, for example, Andrea Branzi - the founder of "radical design", and also Enzo Mari - a great master. They greatly influenced my way of thinking and made it possible to realize the meaning of my work and creativity. Francesco Librizzi Andrea Branzi Enzo Mari And also inspiration for his workFrancesco Librizzi draws from art and believes that an architect should generally learn from artists. As an example, he cites the American conceptual artist Laurence Weiner and the contemporary Swiss artist Hugo Rondone. I learned a lot from them. They boldly perceive what is happening around them, and then through their works they inform the world about it and make them think. For Weiner, these are, of course, his famous text installations, for example, As far as the eye can see. And Rondonone has meaningful neon sculpture phrases like Where do we go from here. All these are original monuments to art. Francesco Librizzi Installation of Lawrence Weiner sculpture by Hugo Rondinone Francesco Librizzi notonly constantly learns, but also passes on the experience to the next generation. He teaches interior architecture at the Department of Interior and Home Design at the Domus Academy and at the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa. As a teacher, the architect focuses students' attention on the form that their future and the future of architecture can take, teaches them to cope with the circumstances that may arise in the process of turning them into professionals. If the environment in which you work, the people with whom you communicate, the light that falls on you, does not allow you to sit down and think calmly, then your work has no future. And if you yourself fill your life with communication with people and you know what the situation around should be like, everything changes at once. Francesco is known as one of 11 authors,who took part in the exhibition “Rooms. New philosophy of home ”at the XXI International Exhibition in Milan Design After Design. He generally has enough world-famous projects that have won many prestigious awards. One of such projects called Casa G and its main element - - we decided to discuss. My client bought an unusual house with access to a terrace, which was located about ten meters above the main room. The result is an empty and non-functional space. And so to avoid imbalance, I created this staircase, which was supposed to balance the living area below and the terrace above, to become an architectural transition between them. Francesco Librizzi, Casa G project Francesco Librizzi, Casa G project Francesco Librizzi, Casa G project Italianthe architect creates dream houses for others, but has not yet built his own dream. But he knows exactly where she is. In his interviews, including in a conversation with us, he mentioned a trip to Beirut, which gave him inspiration and food for thought. There I saw one of the most beautiful houses I have ever come across. It belonged to my friend, a famous designer. When I complimented her, she said, "This house is beautiful because I have time to live in it." And I thought even more about the value of the house in the life of a person and about the value of a person in the life of the house. Francesco Librizzi, Casa AC project Francesco Librizzi, project D1 Francesco Librizzi, project of the exhibition NOI / USThe interview was taken after a master class by Francesco Librizzi, held during the i Saloni WorldWide Moscow 2016 exhibition, which was held at the Crocus Expo exhibition center from 12 to 15 October.
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