Architects Luca Cuzzolin and Elena Pedrina are C&P ARCHITETTI.
Luca Cuzzolin graduated in Architecture in Venice with Vittorio Gregotti, with whom he then worked in his Milan office. He worked in Berlin and with David Chipperfield in London.
Elena Pedrina studied in Barcelona with Albert Viaplana and graduated in Architecture in Venice with Arrigo Rudi.
In 1999 they founded C&P ARCHITETTI in San Dona' di Piave and in 2001 CCP-Architekten in Basel. The firm provides design services with a special focus on private villas, executive office areas, research labs and interior design. The firm participated in many architectural competitions, which allowed C&P ARCHITETTI to be granted assignments and receive awards. C&P ARCHITETTI works have featured in architecture exhibitions and have been published in magazines, books and catalogues. Since 2009, the firm has extended its activity to designing retail spaces, show-rooms and stores. Following experiences with companies such as Sun68, Brian&Barry, Peserico, é-spinazzè, a unit of the firm is now devoted to the fashion world that has an interest in interacting with contemporary architecture.
C&P ARCHITETTI offices are located in San Dona' di Piave (Venezia) and technical-operational support is available to the firm in Milan, Rome and Berlin.
Premi e Mostre
1995 “Aperto Architettura 95” Trevi Flash Art Museum – PG
1999 Solo exhibition, “No.Tre” Gallery - Berlin
1999 ‘’Premio Nazionale di Architettura’’ Trevi Flash Art Museum, (ranking 2nd)
1999/2005/2009 “Premio Architettura Città/Territorio Oderzo” – Tv
2004 ARCHIMOV - Architetture in movimento – travelling exhibition of architecture – Padova / Rovigo
2004/2007 Obalne Galerije Pirano – Slovenia
2008 Solo exhibition “Residenze e Luoghi del Lavoro” – architettura commestibile (edible architecture) Rovigo
2009 Trevi _ Attraversamenti 09, Diffused Biennale of contemporary architecture
2009 XII Buenos Aires Biennale of architecture: Veneto40 Young architects to the test
2010 Oderzo award exhibition, XI edition - Free University of Bozen
This book is the result of the work carried out by our studybetween 1999 and 2010. We intend to present our projects as a part of a critical path rethinking the relation between architecture and the context of a diffused city, where we constantly operate.
The text branches out in three parts, steps of an exploration marked by the progressive disclosure of the roots of our architecture: a critical approach to a diffused city is matched by a search for the traces of traditional architecture, in which we acknowledge a constant and necessary point of reference for our work.
The first part of this book is an introduction to places where our projects are located: Alessandra Chemollo offers a slightly outmoded perspective, choosing to use alens set at a height of 15 meters; a distance from the soil offering an alternative view compared to our usual daily experience, threading the diffused space from below. Inher photographs, the perception of details intertwines with a deeper vision, an horizon that appears occupied by a limitless invasion: the landscape is dilated by low density and our architectures laboriously try to establish a relation with it, trying to reach a possible sense of belonging.
The central part of the book includes our projects, whichare however not proposed in a chronological order. Their presentation reflects the themes suggested by context andthat we are faced with: the relation between indoors andoutdoors, domestic and collective, public and private; all this becomes central to a search trying to fight the trend towards closure (and privatization) imposed by contemporary lifeand clearly expressed by the isolated and introvert lots ofthe diffused city. The line that we try to follow is expressedin a work on architectural elements mediating between two distant universes: the internal, private one, and theexternal, expressed by a ''landscape'' which is not refused but accepted as a new context that needs to be faced.
The third part of the book is a collection of references, created through photographs by Luca Casonato, of types and more: homes, ruins and construction details; walls, porticoes, roofs, exposed bricks textures and staggered bricks walls. What is left of a building tradition that we feel as still noble and with much to teach. These elements may be offered today as the remains of a territory that tends to forget tooeasily where it came from.
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