Proposals n. 1, 2-3-4 (with Giuseppe Chiari),9, 10, album cm 35x50 con tavole, foto e disegni

Proposal n.6, Nuovo suolo, collage

Proposal  n. 7, Inprisonment , drawing, colored in 1980 ; Architectural project #2 (Planes crossing), drawing (coll. Frac Centre) 

Proposal n.11, Instantaneous birth, drawing

Proposal  n.12, Conservazione , collage

Proposal n.13,  Sedie e tavolo d’erba, pencil drawing

Proposal n. 14, Grass Architecture 1, 2 pencil drawing  (coll. Frac Centre), Grass Architecture 2, pencil drawing  

Proposal n.15, Do-it-yourself, collage



Among the fifteen proposals submitted to the competition, some of which  were drawn up with Giuseppe Chiari, several stood out for their “visionary” approach of wholly conceptual inspiration, developing a critical reflection on the condition of the time in architecture as a discipline. They also championed a rapprochement with the field of the visual arts in the observation of the relationship between town and country, of the artificiality and banality of the built in comparison with the authenticity and force of the natural environment. In particular the drawings of Grass Architecture, one of which won 1st prize (n°. 13), constitute a precise statement, calling for the use of natural materials in an architecture where the matter almost always dies. Thus the architecture, instead of being invented out of the combination of nature and the human hand, of intuition and logic, is stripped of its typologies and functions, and in the end set free, blending with the landscape. In the drawing Inprisonment, (as well as in Architectural project #2 (Planes crossing) which refers, though with different aims,  to the project of performance Cancellation a a State, of one year before) the passage of planes in formation “works” the sky above Graz, bestowing a temporary physicality on it and visualizing what it is that imprisons architecture: the geometric rigor of modernism, which seeks the perfection of classicism but ignores the imperfections that make it eternal. Also, Instantaneous birth  is a reminder of how nature continues to exist under the city, silently or menacingly accumulating energies. That same energy that, by a simple movement of faults, can trigger events of an extremely short duration but devastating in their effect. In this case, however, nature appears benevolent. Indeed it always is, or perhaps not...