Arredo & Città N°1 | 2020


Architecture and design in relation to the landscape is the theme of this issue. The word landscape immediately evokes the image of a scenario blessed with special beauty and hence worthy of our admiration. Many of the permanent projects, as well as some of the installations, presented here by the authors, arose to underline the exceptional nature of these places. Projects of territorial enhancement and promotion where architecture becomes the tool favoring broader perception of the sites with total respect for nature. Nevertheless, even the territories in which we are habitually immersed, or which in any case are close at hand, can become landscapes if we decide to move through them with the intention of exploring them, of getting to know them even in their gradual transformation, looking at them as we can only if we adopt a slow motion, such as walking.
This is a practice that we treat today only as a free time or holiday activity, yet the history of civilization shows us that it is intrinsic to the human being. It is by walking that man has been able to map out his spaces, attributing symbolic and aesthetic values to them and thereby producing architecture and landscape.
Mountain Peak Platform Top of Tyrol by LAAC Architects

During recent years a number of observation platforms have been created attempting by different means to confront the visitor with the beauties of nature. This panorama platform was commissioned by the management of one of the five glacier ski arenas in Austria.

Like most of its competitors the management is intent upon retaining a high level attractiveness of its ski region.

One hour’s drive from Innsbruck, the Stubai Glacier offers a large variety of mountain climbs and hikes. The aim of the newly erected platform is therefore mainly the revival of seasonal ...

Snøhetta Built Meandering Panorama Path Lying On Innsbruck’s Nordkette Mountain Range by WA Contents

Snøhetta has completed a meandering panorama path, lying on Innsbruck’s spectacular Nordkette mountain range in Austria. Named The Path of Perspectives or “Perspektivenweg”, the 2.8-kilometer meandering panorama trail and its individual ...

A symbol of industrial culture. The Ruhr basin by

Here was the heartbeat of German industry: the din of the steelworks, the fumes from the blast furnaces and the gigantic mines have left their mark on the Ruhr basin and ...