From Friday 1 July 2022 Rifugio Digitale will host “Lonely Living. L’architettura dello spazio primario”, an exhibition that was held during the VIII Venice Architecture Bienniale in 2002 and that twenty years later will be present again in Florence at Rifugio Digitale. The choral exhibition organised in collaboration with Forma Edizioni will be open for all summer until Thursday 8 September 2022 and will feature eighteen Italian architecture studios as protagonists. Archea Associati, Bruno Fioretti Marquez, C+S Associati, Alberto Cecchetto, Alfonso Cendron, 5+1 Architetti Associati, Studio Davide Cristofani & Gabriele Lelli, Nicola Di Battista, Elio Di Franco, Vincenzo Melluso, Netti Architetti, Pietro Carlo Pellegrini, Renato Rizzi, Italo Rota, Beniamino Servino, Studio Associato Seste, Tscholl Werner Architekt and Cino Zucchi are the eighteen studios that in 2002 on the occasion of the 8th Venice Architecture Biennale were asked to relate to the theme of minimal living and were asked to design on a scale of 1: 1 a space of about 16 square metres built entirely of chipboard panels. The eighteen ideas were arranged inside an area defined by a steel platform placed in the gardens of the Biennale. It was a sort of ideal city whose masterplan had been designed by Ipostudio architetti. The original program posed two existential questions relative to the metropolitan life that we experience every day: on the one hand, the problem of the emergency and the temporary shelter of those who, lacking any kind of housing, are in search of a minimum of shelter; and on the other, the problem of the psychological isolation and solitude into which the enormous numbers of the society in which we live often force us. Eighteen proposals of buildings for minimal living conceived by some of the major protagonists of contemporary Italian architecture will be put on show this time in digital format.

The opening of the exhibition will be held on Friday 1 July at 6.30 p.m. at our spaces in Via della Fornace 41.

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