At the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968 Dick Fosbury won the gold medal in the athletics event of high jump using for the first time the "back-first" technique. The Fosbury Flop, experimented by a mediocre 21 years old athlete, has made instantly clear the impossibility of approaching to that discipline still following the techniques of the past. The Fosbury Flop is not a hymn to progress and invention (no refined thinking behind that jump), but an invitation to look at the obstacle with a lateral glance and to overcome it literally turning your back. The Fosbury Flop is a undisciplined proposal, but the result of a careful reading.
The attitude of the collective is to transform the major limitations of the context (both physical and cultural) in a starting point: playing with innocence within the rules, but afford to react to the existing, to discuss what is being proposed and to expand (or reduce) the field of investigation and its ambitions. To subvert the order of things from the inside, but to propose questions beyond the project.
Our field of interest is the city in its physical facts and its intangible assets. A city made of petrified events, formalized and immobile rituals, that are still tacitly alive. For this reason, we believe in a project that is indeed general, but open, multiple and enigmatic: absolutely non-univocal or committed only to unravel problems of function. At a basic grammar, made up of comprehensive and comprehensible forms in direct and precise spatial proposals, we flank a certain character of impurity to unleash the autonomous expression of different desires of the city. Innocence and ambition . Beauty!
Giacomo Ardesio - Alessandro Bonizzoni - Antonio Buonsante - Nicola Campri
- Veronica Caprino - Federico Casati - Claudia Mainardi - Marco Taccagni
Fosbury Architecture is a collective of architectural research and design with an open and rhizomatic structure. Fosbury Architecture welcomes young architects of different cultures and ambition. At the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968 Dick Fosbury won the gold medal in the athletics event of high jump using for the first time the "back-first" technique. The Fosbury Flop, experimented by a mediocre 21 years old athlete, has made instantly clear the impossibility of approaching to that...