Roma | 22.03.2013- 29.09.2013
Gallery 1 and Architecture Archive Centre
"Three exhibitions in one to recount sixty years in the history of Italy, and elsewhere, with a “visionary” view of the future, through the current burning issue: the impact of energy on architecture and the landscape, from the oil boom to renewables.
Over 80 historic drawings and projects, three master photographers and seven architectural firms of international repute for an itinerary in three steps - Past, Present and Future - that sets out with a description of post-war Italy and the economic boom – with the “eruption” of cars and speed, the first filling and service stations, motels and motorways burst upon the scene – and proceeds to traverse the present through the attentive and sensitive gaze of three photographers and explore the future by way of visionary projects seeking a zero impact supply of energy, like the filling station inspired by a forest or the motorway that itself supplies energy throughout its length.
ENERGY is divided into three sections: Storie/Stories (recounting the past), Fotogrammi/Frames (investigating the present) andVisioni/Visions (exploring diverse hypotheses for the future)."
Via Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny de Barcelona