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Stone comes to life

Fiorino Filippi
Edizioni Odorizzi, 126 pages
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thestonecomestolife smallFiorino Filippi, an author and architect, has already written books on Trentinian Porphyry. In this book he recalls the experience of the company Odorizzi Porfidi, which has completed works located in various countries and have provided the basic material for others. In his short presentation, Tiziano Odorizzi states that every creation is a piece of a collective work when "the growing awareness of the whole of society for landscape architecture and urban furnishing" requires a design that is "sensitive" to the more advanced needs of communities. After this premise a number of examples are given, of tradition and innovation, illustrated with numerous pictures, data sheets, design drawings and appropriate texts. The international nature of the work of Odorizzi Porfidi, in collaboration with leading architects, is also reflected in the positioning of the projects that have been completed: From San with a project by Herzog and De Meuron, to the Italian Square in Tokyo and the Olympic square in the same city, to the Daykanyama Address by Cesar Pelli, again in Tokyo, to works carried out in old Italian towns, such as the squares in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Piazza Torelli di Solferino in Mantua or the square where the Town Hall is located in Puos d’Alpago (Belluno), the works have emphasized the value of tradition and its continuity.

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