The third edition of Looking Around, a series of meetings promoted by Fondazione per l'Architettura Torino since 2015 with the involvement of world-renowned architects, will resume on April 20. Architects who participated in the past two editions included Santiago Cirugeda and Xavier Ros Majó (Spain), René van Zuuk and Reinier de Graaf (the Netherlands), Solano Benítez (Paraguay), Peter Wilson (Germany) and Anne Lacaton (France). The buildings constructed by the architects appearing at the events inspire reflection on contemporary architects and local debate about the discipline.
Catalonian architect Toni Gironès Saderra is the first guest in the 2017 edition. His works were exhibited at the 15th International Architecture Show at Biennale di Venezia REPORTING FROM THE FRONT curated by Alejandro Aravena, both in the Spanish pavilion, which won the Golden Lion, and in an exhibition at the Corderie dell'Arsenale.
The Looking Around sessions will look at a number of the Catalonian architect’s projects, such as his work on museums and archaeological sites, where natural and anthropic elements coexist in perfect harmony, and his residential projects. Starting out with the consideration that architecture is the space between man and the place he has chosen to live in, the keyword in Toni Gironès Saderra’s residential projects is "habitability". Achieving the maximum possible level of habitability should be the goal of any building; it is not a goal that is always the same, but is determined by conditions such as available materials, the working environment and, of course, the client’s demands.
Looking Around: Toni Gironès Saderra
Thursday, April 20 2017 at 18:00
Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Il Movie room
Via Cagliari 42, Turin
Images courtesy of Fondazione per l'Architettura Torino