Being in a bien­na­le - in­ter­vi­sta #11a Eli­sa­beth & Mar­tin Boe­sch, Zü­rich

[Video]

«Progettare il futuro è soprattutto sapere come coniugarlo con il passato». Che si tratti di una riabilitazione, una ristrutturazione o di un ampliamento, ogni trasformazione deve essere collegata alla realtà esistente. Sull'affrontare e cercare un equilibrio fusionale tra mantenuto (nero), vecchio (giallo) e nuovo (rosso) si concentra l'intera traiettoria accademica e professionale presentata quest'anno a Venezia da E. & M. Boesch. Li abbiamo incontrati all'Arsenale per esplorare i loro principi e discutere del futuro dell'architettura.

Data di pubblicazione
19-09-2018
Revision
19-09-2018

[testo di presentazione tratto dal sito ufficiale della Biennale di architettura di Venezia]

«REUSE, BLACK YELLOW RED»
The Practice of Teaching at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio
16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale 2018, Arsenale.

Curatori: Elisabeth Boesch, Martin Boesch (Zürich, Switzerland)

Martin Boesch is a forerunner in progressive thinking about re-use and building within the existing fabric. His approach to the evaluation of our built heritage does not exclude demolition and replacement as the ultimate decision, made only following serious analysis of the potential for meaningful re-use. He says, “building always means re-using”.

He has mapped how growth in the appreciation of existing buildings, and “as found” conditions have lead architects to a more thoughtful approach in the design of new buildings, finding an equilibrium between old and new. He has taught this approach in many schools of architecture and it is surely A49 influential on the future work of those who study and then practice architecture.

In this Biennale Architettura, Martin and Elisabeth Boesch present the content of the beautiful book Yellowred. Born out of a need to relate to to a multilingual group of students in Geneva, a clear system of drawing was developed to communicate in a “babelesque” language situation. The colours describe the new and the old elements merging into a “silent new unity”. Exemplary re-use projects are beautifully presented using this technique also describing the rigour, precision, and creative thinking of this architect.