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Private Residence

A Manifesto to Genius Loci


Europa | Savona

Some places speak unconsciously of architecture. They speak a wordless, soundless language that expresses itself and becomes manifest through inexplicable, concrete, mathematical formulae deriving from nature. Similarly, visual relations, focal points and perspectives define vividly detailed transparent geometrical volumes in space. These invisible yet very real elements have to be read and interpreted, i.e. translated, in order to become material reality and a tangible element of our imperfect world.

It requires a good interpreter to transform such a powerful unexpressed signifier into its tangible counterpart. In a passage I always find illuminating, philosopher Carlo Michelstaedter notes that “[…] Man places himself in a cognitive position and makes knowledge”. Knowing is being willing to learn, allowing oneself to be absorbed without prejudice by...

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