Architetture per l'energia. Fuoco (e ceneri) di una rivoluzione

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If we recognize in the industrial buildings the roots of modern architecture, the mutation of the meaning which the architectures for the energy go towards, the ones animated at the beginning of XXth century by the fée électricité, can define the contemporary concept of fire. Considered as the revolution of 20th century, the discovery and the application of electricity triggered on a process which never stopped and that made energy the true key to enter into the contemporary age. Beyond the obsolescence and the use of traditional fuels, electricity is potential energy, still contained in the objects and able to produce new values; true energy, allowing devices to work, and including the metabolism, the heating, the air conditioning, the lighting; in the end, it becomes immaterial energy, of fluxes and ideas, information and goods. Former power stations become nowadays new interpreters of the relationship between city and landscape. Fire, as agent of transformation, is, still today, the most noble among the four elements of architecture.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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