A HOUSE FOR G. B. PIRANESI
He was born in 1720.
Almost three centuries ago.
But he is still very much alive in our minds / hearts, from Jennifer Bloomer to Rem Koolhaas to...
The heavy stone seems our contemporary, somehow.
So does the imperial arch, broken by time and the elements, if not by wars, fire and other human contributions to life / death.
Why is Piranesi still our contemporary?
Is it just nostalgia?
Is it just "the inner prison" we are still unable to escape?
Is it his amazing draftsmanship?
We ask you to design a house for him.
A HOUSE FOR GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI.
A house for the one who invented the dark dreams of architecture.
This competition is organized by a partnership between Via Piranesi srl Milan, Italy and ICARCH Gallery, Chicago, USA.