Few days ago, I was listening to Aretha Franklin, with her emblemathic song, Think. She incredibly pushed me to get back to the net. Probably, becouse freedom is a huge and marvellous thing achivable by writing.
Anyway. Life is going on with all his obstacles, but they must be jumped over and over, even tough sometimes you want to make them explode (metaphorically speaking!). I wanted to start the new year in the mountains. In that environment I would love to live and practicing architecture, as I like to say, to be a “mountainee
r architect”. I do admire Peter Zumthor, not just becouse of his great works, full of feeling, charged with a sense of power, but I do admire him, becouse of the location of his atelier, in the middle of the mountain. Totally in touch with nature. Where you can be staring at her pureness and her fragility at once. I looked also at the work of other great architects, like Alvar Aalto, and his sensitivity towards nature and human beings. The Finnish architect, always amazed me about his way to use natural material, wood mainly, and makes them playing finely with light.
At the end of the day. Architecure and mountain are the real amazing combo, indeed.
Here some pics of the few days spent between Valle Po e Val Chisone, Piedmont. Also, some other are from Langhe area, explored with the best guide, my great friend Matteo.
Definitely, I will seriusly consider the chance to be a mountaineer architect. The freedom of dreaming!