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Capability in Architecture

Lotus 152 (2013)

The idea of what can be done with architecture – solving problems, stimulating completely new relations, giving form to settlements − currently goes hand in hand with the idea that the profession of the architect needs to be reinvented. This has become increasingly evident since we discovered that we have at our disposal a potentiality for design superior to the traditional demand for architecture. And this is increasing the investment in the potentialities of design itself, obtaining unexpected results even from situations once regarded as marginal.

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Pierluigi Nicolin

L’approccio delle capability applicato all’architettura /The Capability Approach Applied to Architecture
La ricostruzione dei legami / The Reconstruction of Ties
Toyo Ito
Architecture. Possible Here? Home-for-All, The Japan Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia, 2012 
Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata
Home-for-All in Rikuzentakata, Rikuzentakata, Iwate, Japan, 2011-12
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Home-for-All on Miyatojima, Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, Japan, 2011-12
Riken Yamamoto
Home-for-All in Kamaishi, Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 2012
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects + Ito Juku
Home-for-All for Kamaishi Shopping Street, Kamaishi City, Iwate, Japan, 2011-12 
Home-for-All by Kumamoto Artpolis Tohoku Support Group
Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan, 2011
Home-for-All for Children in Higashimatsushima
Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, Japan, 2012-
Temporary Olympics Dining Rooftop
Carmody Groarke
Studio East Dining, London, 2010
Uno spazio di esperienze parallele / A Space of Parallel Experiences
Michael Maltzan Architecture
Star Apartments, Los Angeles, 2008-13
Michael T. Maltzan
La possibilità del pubblico / The Possibility of the Public
Spazio collettivo vs spazio pubblico / Common Space vs. Public Space
Mazzanti Arquitectos
Guardería Timayui Santa Marta, Timayui, Colombia, 2011
Giancarlo Mazzanti
Lo spazio pubblico come luogo collettivo /Public Space as a Common Place
Come mantenere una presenza civica / How to Maintain a Civic Presence
Haworth Tompkins
The Young Vic, London, 2004-06
The Sackler Building: Royal College of Art Painting Department, London, 2008-09
Détour de France
Collectif  Etc
Détour de France, France-Belgique, 2011-12 
Café sur place, Bordeaux, 04-14/04/2012
Collectif Etc
Disponibilità, un’attitudine come metodo di lavoro / Availability, An Attitude as a Working Method
Come usare una torre / How to Use a Tower
Justin McGuirk
Torre David / Gran Horizonte, Biennale di Venezia, 2012
Christian Schmid
L’urbanizzazione come un processo aperto / Urbanization as an Open Process
Trasposizioni poetiche / Poetic Transpositions
Bureau Alexander Brodsky
Rotunda I, Nikola-Lenivets, Kaluga District, Russia, 2009 
Rotunda II, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, 2010 
95º Restaurant, Klyazminskoye Reservoir Resort, Moscow Region, 2001
"Cloud" Café, Klazminskoye Reservoir Resort, Moscow Region, 2003
Fare un teatro con il bambù / Making a Theatre with Bamboo
Forest Pavilion (Y lu duqai a luma), Guangfu, Hualien, Taiwan, 2011
L'arte di fare qualcosa, comunque / The Art of Doing Something, Anyway
Atelier Ryo Abe
Shima Kitchen, Teshima Island, Japan, 2010
Un progetto collaborativo / A Collaborative Project
TEN Bangkok, Bangkok, 2006
Cosa viene per primo? / What Comes First?
PRES Constitución, Constitución, Chile, 2012
Alejandro Aravena
Il magnete e la bomba / The Magnet and The Bomb
La vita dopo il terremoto / Life after the Earthquake
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Atelier Traldi
Auditorium del parco, L'Aquila, 2010-12
Fare cose con lo spazio pubblico / Doing Things with Public Space
Paredes Pino
Open Center for Citizens' Activities, Córdoba, España, 2010
Merida Factory Youth Movement, Merida, España, 2009-11
Serendipity a Granada / Serendipity in Granada
Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas
Muralla Nazarí, Alto Albaicín, Granada, 2002-06
Fare un villaggio con una scuola / Making a Village with a School
MASS Design Group
The Kigali School, Kabeza Neighborhood, Kigali, Rwanda, 2010-11
Fare una biblioteca con i rami / Making a Library Out of Sticks
Li Xiaodong Atelier
Liyuan Library, Jiaojiehe, China, 2011