The relationship between Architecture and Power


The relationship between Architecture and Power has been the main character in the urban transformation with no space-time boundaries. Architecture has historically demonstrated its Power in creating different urban landscapes capable of influencing spaces that are lived.
Power shows and has shown how Architecture is one of the most efficient tools to express ones vision about the world.

STUDIO#06 – POWER wants to investigate how to examine this continuous and difficult relationship within society and in contemporary experiences.

The constant relation between the communicative energy of architecture and human ambitions has determined a sometimes symbiotic practice of small and big architecture interventions. At the same time architecture's formal power defines our perception of spaces, in each little transformation, in an ever-changing manner.

Which were and are in the historical and political scenario the dynamics, examples and the relations between Power and Architecture? In which way nowadays the pair Power-Architecture consciously or unconsciously transforms our cities and the spaces we inhabit?

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      Milan / Italy

      Romolo Roberto Calabrese (Milan, 1966) graduated at Politecnico of Milan in 1998. From 1997 to 1999 he was assistant professor of Architectural Design at Politecnico of Milan. During his studies, he made his apprenticeship at Aldo Rossi Studio, in Milan - Italy, Munchen – Germany (1995-1997). In 1999 he founded RRC Studio Architects in Milan – Italy. He participated in several architectural competitions for the design and the construction of public and private buildings, residential, commercial and sport centers. In 2007 he won the FIRST PRIZE for the design of an urban block of ‘Viviendas y Oficinas’ in Zaragoza – Spain, within the urban regeneration for the Universal Exposition (Expo 2008). In 2008 he got mentioned in the international competition for the urban planning of a sustainable city that could host up to 40,000 residents and 40,000 workers in Nordhavnen, Copenhagen (Denmark). In the same year, he was invited to participate to the exhibition Rizoma: Biennal Young Italian Architects organized by Level 4 Architecture. In 2012 he won the FIRST PRIZE for the design of an secondary school in Berlingo, Italy. His projects have been published on architectural magazines and major newspapers as L’Arca, Costruire, Modulo, C3 (Korea), IoArchitetto, Bravacasa, Corriere della Sera, Il Sole24Ore, Il Giorno, El Periodico, Heraldo de Aragon etc. In 2008 he created a platform that promotes a cultural debate within the office. From that experience, in 2011, he launched “STUDIO Architecture and Urbanism magazine” expanding the borders of the debate on the theme of architecture and contemporary city. Currently he is working on different real estate developments in the Middle East and in Southeast Asia. In particular he is planning a large-scale multipurpose interventions with services, commercial and residential functions. He works and builds in national and international contexts. He lives between Italy and France.)