House on the Cliff
"The design of a small house is also an opportunity to test an old myth of modernity: to let architecture speak with few and obstinate words, without fear of any loss of meaning, being meaning itself.
The apartment is arranged all around the great vestibule in the centre, from which you can enter all the house rooms. The “vestibulum” was a semi-public entrance space of the roman “domus”: a place where the family welcomes his visitors and show itself to the community.
The Art of Waiting: Gianni Berengo Gardin photographs Renzo Piano An exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute, September 10 -October 10, 2019 Two talents, two creative practices, two different relationships to time—yet one remarkable record: these 33 images of buildings designed by Renzo Piano and photographed by Gianni Berengo Gardin comprise the first-ever exhibition in the United States to present the story of a fruitful, two-decade collaboration between photographer and architect that began in 1979 and resulted in nearly 10,000 images, from which Gardin himself has chosen the photographs that will be on display at the Italian Cultural Institute until October 10th.
The quiet and sunny flat is situated in a XIX Century neighborhood in the city centre of Genova. The new layout of the flat is ruled by a huge piece of furniture, a sort of “domestic continuous monument” that cuts the house in two and strongly connotes the entry room, welcoming the guests.