London_Rome: Work in Process

IaN + "Architecture in Rome - Work in Process"
10 February - 3 March 2010

The IaN+ exhibition, and opening conference, mark the end of London-Rome: Work in Process, the aim of which was to instigate a discussion of the influences, experiences and expectations of emerging architects in the two capitals, by identifying and comparing their respective approaches and methods.

The exhibition explores the relationship between Ian+'s research and the city of Rome. It focuses on the ways in which the capital has influenced their work and been a constant thread through their projects. For Ian+, Rome is the paradigmatic contemporary city in which they observe and analyse the relationships and interferences between architecture and landscape, between public and private, and in which the boundary lines traced across these contrasting conditions have been and will be the site of those projects capable of defining new models for architecture.

A site-specific installation, it synthesizes IaN+'s design philosophy. It presents their most recent projects, including projects which are currently on site through a selection of models, drawings, images and text. The projects on display include: two service buildings and an urban space in Falcognana in Rome, the del Mare hospital in Naples, both nearing completion, a masterplan for the construction of several villas in Taiwan, and a number of winning entries in various international competitions.

was founded in 1997 in Rome by Carmelo Baglivo, Luca Galofaro and Stefania Manna. Stemming from multidisciplinary research, IaN +'s work aims to establish a point of contact and overlap between architectural theory and practice. They are interested in exploring various scales of intervention: from architectural interiors to public works, and urban landscaping. Their projects seek to be a concrete application of their thoughts on the contemporary urban condition. Structure and building, seen as an open field for variable testing, are developed in parallel through a dynamic dialogue between theme and programme.

In 2006, IaN+ won the gold medal at the Milan Triennale for their first built project, a laboratory at the University of Tor Vergata in Rome. Some of their projects are part of the permanent collection of the FRAC Centre (Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Orléans, France) , which collects experimental architectural models from the fifties to today. During the 2008 Venice Biennale, IaN+ were featured in the Italian, international, and Taiwan pavilions as well as in the Experimental section.

This event at the British School at Rome is curated by Marina Engel and Gabriel Mastrigli, in collaboration with the Architecture Foundation, the MAXXI Foundation and the Italian Ministry of Heritage.







British School at Rome

Maxxi Foundation

Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Italy