Archabout considers architecture as a critic methodology that –redefining the notion of transformation process – recovers the relationship between site, memory and design, with a focus on the Analysis-Design interaction, to explore and apply new technologies and the relation with historical models.
Archabout also acknowledges and foster the hybridation of disciplines as a key factor to design and manage our fluid living space. It crosses the boundaries of architecture, scenography and site-specific theatre performance; it is aimed at creating new relationship with the spatial context, real and virtual, to define new boundaries for the body and the action.
Archabout Research areas:
1- Architecture and Urbanism: Investigation on the Territory and Urban Form through Analisys-Design Interaction (ADI), and Architecture by Elements (ABE).
2- Scenarchitecture: A methodology that provides bespoke tools to inform architectural design, participatory design and urban planning, using site-specific theatre and performing arts.
3- Digital Built Environment: The interaction between Art-Science is the methodology that Archabout applies to the digital space to identify new sequences of meaning, new material and immaterial configurations in a critical relationship with memory.
According to Leon Battista Aberti "the structure of things" is regulated by principles that also determine their formation; these constitute the "deep link" between the world of nature and the world of artifice; the observer discovers the principles of forms and reuses them in the project: in some cases forms coincide with archetypes”. (in Logica e complessità dell'architettura by G. Moneta 2002)
“Language is a maze of streets. You come from one side and you know how to orient yourself; you come to the same point from another side and you don't pick yourself up anymore. Language can be considered as a set of language games: it is comparable to a city built at different times, made of buildings with different purposes and functions”. (L. Wittgenstein , Philosophical research, in Logic and complexity of architecture by G. Moneta 2002)