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"ECÒL" | TerraViva Visiting Professors | "The Urban Sponge IV"

October 5, 2019

WORK:

ECÒL is an architecture office and research platform based in Italy. We develop unconventional strategies and aesthetics as a way to address contemporary issues and needs. Our work is the result of the observation and study of each project’s specific context. We are led by the desire to create exciting and interactive domains of expression. 


THINKING:
We believe in a generous approach to design, which translates into the will to maximize all project’s intrinsic potential, regardless of budget. We are constantly fascinated by culture and people, always looking for a new iconography rich of symbolism and meaning. We use geometry as a tool to intuitively address human reactions and trigger spontaneous social engagement. ECÒL’s work extends from International competitions to public space interventions at the smaller scale. In 2017 and 2018 the team has been awarded for projects on public space in Italy and Europe. 


AREAS OF ACTIVITY:
Our work explores many scales, from public space to private renovations to graphic design, from local interventions to international competitions. Call us if you’re interested in working with us, establish a collaboration, or simply to get in touch. At ECÒL we do: Architecture / Urbanism / Graphic, Web and Brand design / Art Direction / Social issues / Research collaborations / Refurbishing houses / Art Installations /  Books

 

TEAM:
Our team has no rigid borders and it’s always transforming. It is composed of architects, designers, web developer and by all the people that constantly support our our work and research. ECÒL has been funded by Emanuele Barili, Cosimo Balestri, Olivia Gori and Lorenzo Perri. 

 

More info at: https://ecol.studio/work

 

Photo Credits © ECÒL

 

DRAWING PUBLIC SPACE
Temporary intervention, Vienna Design Week, Schwendermarkt, Vienna (Austria), 2017

 

SHELTER #1
Temporary public space, Prato (PO), Italy 

 

TEOTIHUACAN PLATFORM
Architectural competition, Mextropoli 2019 (Mexico)

 

PIAZZA DELL’IMMAGINARIO
Temporary public space, Macrolotto 0, Prato (PO), Italy, 2015-2018

 

LA SERENISSIMA
Temporary installation, Unfolding Pavilion: Little Italy, 16th Architecture Biennale, Venice

 

MODULAR VERNACULAR
Permanent installation, Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2018

 

BLESSED SACRAMENT OBELISK
Architectural competition for a religious obelisk, Third place, Cava de’Tirreni (SA), Italy, 2017

 

MAGIC CARPETS
Temporary intervention, Nuit Blanche Taipei, Republic of China, 2017

 

ROMANICO AUTOMATICO
Tactical Urbanism Project, Pistoia, 2019

 

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A new vision for Planetary Citizenship 

 

“Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel, and our shelter and surround us with beauty.

Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it”

 

From  Vedas Sanskrit Scripture

1500 BC

 UPCOMING EVENTS 

November2019 "The Urban Sponge IV", TerraViva  Workshop n°3, PoliMi  +  Earth Service  +  ECòL  + Chì-nà

February 2020 "Tactical Urbanism II", TerraViva Workshop n° 4, PoliMi  + Earth Service  +  Needle 

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