Scaffold Episode 35: Francesca Torzo

This week's Scaffold Podcast is an interview with Italian architect Francesca Torzo

This week's Scaffold Podcast is an interview with Italian architect Francesca Torzo.

“In all of our projects there is always a construction experiment, but that is never the purpose. It seems that we just land there, to find a solution that is able to combine severable variables. Most of the time the most sensitive variable is silence - this naturalness where you don’t need to see all of the effort.“

Z33, Hasselt, Belgium (2011-2019)

Francesca Torzo

Francesca Torzo studied in TU Delft, ETSAB Barcelona, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and IUAV in Venezia. In 2001-2002 she worked as project architect by Peter Zumthor Architekturburo Haldenstein, and in 2003 by Bosshard Vaquer Architekten Zurich. In 2008, she started her own office in Genova. She has lectured at a number of schools and cultural institutions and in 2018 she was invited as participant to the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and appointed Chairman 2018-2019 of Maarten Van Severen Foundation in Gent. The project Z33 house for contemporary art in Hasselt is awarded the international 2018 Piranesi award. In 2020 she is awarded the Moira Gemmill Prize.

How to listen

Scaffold is a fortnightly podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers, researched, produced and hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and supported by the Architecture Foundation. It is released every two weeks, and is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, and most major podcast platforms.

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