steel structures. façades. more.

Starting from November 15th, five short films by The Piranesi Experience launched exclusively on Archilovers' social media channels

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Launched exclusively on Archilovers' social media channels starting from November 15th, the short film series steel structures. façades. more. will examine five contemporary buildings that employ the latest technologies applied on steel structures and façades.

Produced by The Piranesi Experience, the five architectural short films depict the works of some of the most influent contemporary architects like Zaha Hadid, Cino Zucchi, Giovanni Vaccarini, Gianluca Peluffo, Simonetta CenciAlfonso Femia and Pichler Architects by mixing a highly elaborated visual language with soundtracks specifically composed by Populous, prominent musician in the international electronic music scene.


The full series has been supported by Stahlbau PICHLER, a company involved in planning, producing and constructing buildings with steel structures and façades.


The first of the five short films, Inside The Whale, is dedicated to the New BNL-BNP Paribas Real Estate Group headquarters designed by 5+1AA (now Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia) Architects: Simonetta Cenci, Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo.


A building that infuses the feeling of being overwhelmed by an expanse of sky and glass, or even by heavy waves.

Release: 15 November 2017

The second short film, Blast of Wind, is about the MMM Corones by Zaha Hadid: a candid and imposing building, which seems to have been thrown against the soil by a divinity. It reminds us of Andromeda, trapped in a rock waiting to be freed by Perseus.

Release: 22 November 2017

The tale continues with Iron Minuet, a focus on Atzwanger by Pichler Architects, described in the short film like a continuous back-and-forth among empty and full spaces, space and structure.

Release: 29 November 2017

The series is concluded by Mirror Plays, dedicated to the Salewa Headquarters by Cino Zucchi (Release: 6 December 2017) and focused on the façade theme, and Shape of Light, which depicts the SPG Offices by Giovanni Vaccarini in Geneva (Release: 13 December 2017). Two buildings that enter the scene not for what they really are, but for the interactions that surfaces create with light.


“The production of a web series dedicated to contemporary architecture represents something never seen in the Italian scene - Claudio Esposito says, director and author of the project. For us it means the synthesis of an artistic research aimed at telling the complexity of architecture through the audiovisual language, which nowadays is the basic instrument to reach that part of audience that nourishes day by day the growing architectural debate on social networks.”

    Nuova sede BNL-BNP Paribas 154

    Nuova sede BNL-BNP Paribas

    Rome / Italy / 2016

    MMM Messner Mountain Museum Corones 297

    MMM Messner Mountain Museum Corones

    Bolzano / Italy / 2015

    Atzwanger 3


    Bolzano / Italy / 2012

    Salewa Headquarters 103

    Salewa Headquarters

    Bolzano / Italy / 2011

    SPG 11


    Geneva / Switzerland / 2016