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Lotus 168 (2019)

After examining the theories on the complexity and ambiguity of borders put forward by the biologist Gould and the sociologist Sennett, Lotus brings these ideas to bear on architecture and the anthropized territory and discovers some specific manifestations of boundaries and borders in certain expressions of planning and design. These can be found in the way a building is conceived, in the representation and interpretation of the idea of a junction and in the shaping of a terminal or a riverfront, as well as when we observe the fascination of situations in which a genuine diffusion takes place, making the border disappear. 

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Entro i confini e sul bordo / Within the Bounds and on the Border 

Le soglie e i margini / Thresholds and Margins
Alla deriva tra un’epoca e un’altra / Adrift between 
One Age and Another
Confini flessibili... / Flexible Edges...
... e labili / ... and Labile Ones 
I limiti... / Boundaries... 
...e le barriere / ...and Barriers
Le zone di scambio / Zones of Exchange
VEGA landscape and Karin Lorentzen, Hvidovre Beach Park, Hvidovre, Denmark, 2014-17
Gaia Piccarolo
PROAP, Master plan da frente ribeirinha de Antuérpia, Antwerpen, Belgium, 2006-09
B+ABR Backheuser e Riera Arquitetura, Orla Prefeito Luiz Paulo Conde, Rio de Janeiro, 2016
H+N+S Landscape Architects, Room for the River, Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2012-16
Group Superpositions, Revitalization of the Aire River, Genève, Switzerland, 2001-16 
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Centro Botín, Santander, España, 2017
junya.ishigami+associates, Kinmen International Passenger Center, Kinmen County, Taiwan, 2015
Maite García Sanchis
Carrilho da Graça arquitectos, Cruise Terminal, Lisboa, 2010-18
AL_A, Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia, Lisboa, 2018
Michael Maltzan Architecture, One Santa Fe, Los Angeles, 2015
Designworkshop:sa, Warwick Street Bridge/Herbtraders Market Bridge, Warwick Junction, Durban, South Africa, 1995-96
Nina Bassoli
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, The Forum, Columbia University, New York, 2011-18
Kengo Kuma and Associates, Japan House, São Paulo, Brasil, 2017
Steven Holl Architects, Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 2010-16
Steven Holl Architects, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond, VA, 2016
Michele Nastasi
Il bordo negli edifici / The Border in Buildings 
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Star Apartments, Los Angeles, 2008-13
Brooks + Scarpa, The SIX Veterans Housing, Los Angeles, 2016
Richard Sennett
La città aperta / The Open City