The first 12 events in The Architects Series, the event format created by The Plan magazine for SpazioFMGperl'Architettura, the gallery and showroom of Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, top brands in the Iris Ceramica Group, are now available online. Each episode is a double event featuring a documentary film offering a behind-the-scenes look at the architectural practice and interviews conducted at SpazioFMG per l'Architettura during meetings with the architects.

All the events in SpazioFMG’s The Architects Series now available via streaming

Mario Cucinella, Grimshaw, Archi-Tectonics, WORKac, Ennead, FXCollaborative, Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, SHoP Architects, Behnisch Architekten, 3XN Architects, GCA architecture: these are the 12 architectural studios featured in The Architects Series, the event format SpazioFMGperl'Architettura has been offering to the public since the spring of 2018.
At this “suspended” time, when the rhythms of our working day have changed and the populations of countries all over Europe and the world are living under lockdown, web portals and corporate web sites have been making their content archives available to the general public via streaming, and online entertainment has become a valid way for people to enjoy interesting and educational content in their free time. SpazioFMGperl'Architettura offers users of the Floornature portal the complete series of 12 events in The Architects Series, the exhibition format created by The Plan magazine for the gallery and showroom of Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, top brands in the Iris Ceramica Group. While waiting for the thirteenth event in the series, cancelled in compliance with the Italian regulations for containment of the covid-19 virus, everyone can take a peek behind the scenes of selected well-known architectural practices through the documentary films in the series. Each “episode” is a double event, as video interviews conducted by The Plan in SpazioFMG per l'Architettura during meetings with the architects and extracts of their lectures in Milan are now also available online.

The series began with a look at an important Italian architect, Mario Cucinella, and his studio MC A. The event offered the audience at SpazioFMG per l'Architettura a sneak preview of the exhibition Archipelago Italia for the Italian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, as well as introducing the theme of sustainability and the work of SOS - School of Sustainability.
Sustainability is the cross-cutting key concept also present in other architectural studios’ projects, from the Sustainability Pavilion for Expo Dubai 2020 by Grimshaw and presented by Andrew Whalley, the studio’s Deputy Chairman, to the digital crafting and innovative approach of Winka Dubbeldam, the architect of Dutch origin who founded Archi-Tectonics. As well as the work of architects Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, founders of WorkAC, through integration of functions combining architecture, landscape and ecological systems. Complete, sustainable projects made possible by the discussion, collaboration and cooperation underlying major international studios and collectives such as Ennead, presented by founding Design Partner Tomas Rossant; FXCollaborative, presented in SpazioFMG by senior partner Dan Kaplan; SHoP Architects with co-founder Corie Sharples, Behnisch Architekten with Stefan Behnisch and 3XN Architects with founder Kim Herforth Nielsen. Multidisciplinarity and research are the key themes of the presentation by architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of WEISS/MANFREDI, Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, founded in New York in 1989, and Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner in BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group. The last episode in the series before this obligatory break, only recently made available online, is a documentary film focusing on GCA architecture, presented by its founder Josep Juanpere with Andrea Navarro and Juan Velasco (associate members).

(Agnese Bifulco)