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MCA Mario Cucinella Architects
Dublin, RIAI, 23 May-14 June 2002
Florence, SESV Spazio Espositivo di Santa Verdiana, 22 Nov.-13 Dec. 2002
“Architecture is a difficult profession – says Mario Cucinella – and requires slowness. In a world that associates quality with speed, our profession is running against the prevailing current. This slowness is akin to that of a marathon runner who, though moving, passes through different phases before reaching the finishing line. It requires patience. It is a profession that one learns by doing, by realising one’s projects.”
Done in collaboration with SESV Spazio Espositivo di Santa Verdiana, this volume is the catalogue of an exhibition which from 2000 onwards has been hosted in turn by, amongst others, the SAIE in Bologna, La Galerie d’Architecture in Paris and The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Dublin. Includes the essays “Creative empathy. The productive landscape of architecture” by John Olley and “Integrated design or the art of both/and” by Susannah Hagan, and an interview by Marco Brizzi with Mario Cucinella.
Mario Cucinella founded MCA Mario Cucinella Architects in Paris in 1992. He is an internationally recognised architect and product designer and has won many competitions and awards. Most recently he was awarded the prestigious Förderungspreis for Architecture by the Akademie der Künste of Berlin. He is actively involved in education teaching technology studio at Ferrara University and lecturing regularly on his work in schools of Architecture around Europe. With his associate, architect Elizabeth Francis, he opened a second office, MCA Integrated Design, in Bologna, Italy, in 1999.
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