con Giovanni Benedetti
YAP MAXXI 2015
The Hill of the Sleeping Dragon.
To make it possible and concrete, to make it really of everybody, an architecture has to be ordinary, elementary, in order to be established, towards the community, as an immediately appropriate model and so, as a common good. There’s earth everywhere. It covers everything, layer to layer, and it is under any other. Of rich soil there’s even less, and it is a precious support to preserve, to manage, to administer with care. To be fertilized so it can be grown, to be taken care of, to work with so it can receive seeds and produce, so it could yield one day. Of terrain there are also made houses, entire constructions of soil, primordial forms, domes and mounds, primitive refuges, vases as deep as a space for sleeping or as solid as fortresses. Made of bricks, that is made of soil too kneaded with water, dried out by the sun or by blazing fire. Or made of rammed earth walls and poultices to protect them. Ground is one of the easiest and the most ancient materials of construction...