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HOME. 7 stories in 7 spaces about 7 subjects. Ricostruzione delle memorie familiari di una casa di montagna
IUAV, Italia 1999, 24'
The impetus for this social and ethnographic documentation stemmed from a reflection on the objective of architecture as a simultaneous and global act that replaces progressive construction over time. Designing condenses the anonymous evolution process of "spontaneous" architecture into the specific will of one person, the architect. Studying the complexity of the spaces and functions of buildings such as Cosa Dayne and Cogne becomes a way of learning the process of design. The analysis that is derived from it is understood as the inverse process of the project. However, the object of this analysis is not stabilized definitively by the diverse theories of the restoration. What is there to conserve? Monuments, typological and morphological characters, and construction materials. Perhaps in order to understand the purpose of buildings it is necessary also to conserve the chronicles which tell us how there spaces were lived. Thus, as ethnographic research, architecture also reveals the stratification of a society. Anecdotes, photographs and music support the designs and historical accounts through a multimedia communication.
Nathalie Pozzi, born in 1975, lives and works between Aymaville (Val d'Aosta) and Venice, Italy. She studies in architecture in Venice at the Istituto Universitario d'Architettura and she also studied in Sweden with Erasmus scholarship from the Comunita Europea. While in Sweden she participated in the 1999 international workshop "Small Cities".