In 2009, the architects Alessandro Liberati and Roberto Straccali founded the “LED Architecture Studio”. The name stands for “Logical Efficient Design”. They attended a master of “Architecture Environmental Sustainability and Energetic Efficiency” at the University of Camerino and then they collaborated on the “Technology and Environment Construction” course at the University of Ascoli Piceno. In a rapidly changing era, full of contradictions and fragmentations, they look for the matrix of a logically and efficient key, in order to modify its actual characteristics, based only on the entertainment culture and the consumer mentality. In 2009 they were two of the finalists of the competition for the reconstruction of the post-earthquake city of L’Aquila. In the same year, they collaborated with the avant-garde art group called “Immanentists”. Together with this group, the architects studied the characteristics of the fusion of architecture, art and nature. Actually they are to discover the main relations between architecture and the different way of life of the society.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF AN URBAN BLOCK
Team Alessandro Liberati, Roberto Straccali, Paolo Fortuna
This project demonstrates a great style of architectural presentation.
The project born by the osservation of Belgorod city and its urban structure. The disposition of the city’s streets, big blocks’s districts and buildings disposition into its, had laid the foundation for the design’s solution for this competition. The project for city block, in this competition, includes a rectangle module who was repeated several time for to get a new structure and new configuration. The project consist in a module with a rectangle platform with parking, techincal rooms and commercial activity. Above the platform there are four building blocks organized around a central courtyard. IIn the buildign blocks there are the apartments and offices. The platform with its four building blocks create the module who can to be repeat into the district block, to be rotate and mirrored, for always different solutions and combinations. Trough this one module it’s possible to make different combinations and different pubblic spaces among the modules and their different disposition. The pubblic spaces can to be with different configurations and with different funcionts in connection with the distance among the modules and their orientation. The courtyards are think like a semi public spaces, with lawn areas, ahurbs areas, pedestrian paths and benches for relax points. The building module is compose by two different type of cladding: facing with brick veneer and wood panneling (like brise-soleil) for the facades oruond the courtyard. The public spaces are think with two different configuration: the est-ovest axes are like a buolevards, with small squares, green areas, trees, fountains, and with different functions like dehor areas, shadow and playground areas in the summer and, skating rink in the winter season. The north-sud axes are structurated with row of trees, green box, street forniture and with the principal streets for to pass through the district block.All images and text from LED.