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Lecture "Amplification of Nature vol. 2"

17 of December '19

The progressive designand research group Centrala is formed by the duo of architects Malgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis. The architects spoke about their research-oriented activities and interdisciplinary approach to architecture during two lectures entitled "Amplification of Nature vol. 2" on December 9 and 17 in Gdansk and Krakow.

Malgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis, authors, among others, of the "Amplification of Nature" project presented in the Polish Pavilion during the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, during a meeting with students as part of the A&B Academy, talked about the methodology of the Centrala group's work - the insightful research, recognition and search for relevant concepts through which they strive to renew the language of architecture, as well as what architects do when they are not building.

Gdańsk, 9.12.2019 r.

Lecture "Amplification of Nature vol. 2", Gdansk, 9.12.2019.

Photo: Malgorzata Tabak © A&B

Among other things, the designers spoke about their relationship with nature, the discoveries they made while working on the Hansen House in Shumin, and the concept of the Cabrio House - a house with an opening roof, which is in line with Central's postulate on chronobiological architecture, in which architecture is not something that should protect us from nature, but something that should allow access to nature. They also recalled the words of their mentor, Jacek Damięcki, who used to say:

"Architecture is about conducting the cosmos, not about setting up dupe in the landscape."

As the architects stressed, common sense is important to them. Given the limited resources at our disposal and limited time, we should, according to Malgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis, return to traditional solutions in which we use what we already have, including in architecture. Because sometimes it is better to remodel and adapt something old than to build something new.

We also encourage you to read Malgorzata Tomczak's conversation with Malgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis, which accompanied the February issue of A&B, edited by the Centrala group.



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