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Why ISPLORA?

ISPLORA, by means of cinematic-quality films, offers an innovative tool for continuing education based on the narration of the most important works of architecture. A direct experience of the building design and construction process, a journey into the recesses and complexities of some of the most important projects.

An innovative tool for continuing education

ISPLORA is an innovative tool for the continuing education and professional development of architects, which offers the possibility of receiving credits through the vision of engaging, immersive films and the participation to live-streamed events where you can interact with the architecture firms and the protagonists of the movies themselves.
ISPLORA is also a magazine, a place to find information useful for your profession, a look at the territory and innovation, a reference for all events connected to architecture.

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There is always a story to know

The Narrative Learning method allows to identify completely with the buildings’ construction process, simply learning with a story and dealing directly with the design practice of the most interesting architecture firms.

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The narration of the Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia (AF517) unfolds through the words of its founder, Alfonso Femia, who retraces the story of the firm through its projects, themes and geography. Starting from the experience of 5+1AA, since 2017 the firm has been structured around a multidisciplinary team and three offices: Genoa, Milan and Paris. The work and research that emerge in the ArchiTALKS highlight a continuous relationship with the city, a dialogue on forms and transformation, in order to pinpoint the identity and role of contemporary architecture.

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia (AF517)

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia (AF517)

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia (AF517) is the name chosen by 5+1AA to change its denomination. Created by Alfonso Femia and other fellow travelers, since 1995 the firm has been exploring the world and human relationships through architecture, dialogue and matter, listening to, researching and expressing an idea of the project as a tool for dialogue to think and imagine spaces, architectures and chronotopic cities. Since 2007, with the creation of the Paris agency, it has been developing project themes in an “atelier” made of three places characterized by the identity of three cities, Genoa, Milan and Paris, a place for design animated by a multidisciplinary team that feeds on the different features and experiences of the three cities themselves. The research on matter is crucial in its reassertion as an empathic dimension of architecture when it encounters the ones who live and occupy the city. Matter also represents the will to reiterate the importance of a close dialogue between all the actors of the project, from the client to the craftsman. The Docks in Marseille are the reflection of the main themes developed by Atelier(s) AF517: the relationship between public and private, the project as a destination place. Dialogue is conceived as a tool of the project and the project is a tool for dialogue. The project is considered an opportunity for encounter and exchange, measured in and with time, making the chronotopic dimension one of the research goals.

The story of the Atelier (s) Alfonso Femia (AF517) develops through the words of its founder, Alfonso Femia, who traces the itinerary of the studio.

LDA.iMdA traces a new proposal of "architecture for fragile contexts" where the project becomes an instrument of dialogue with the territory.

Site specific architecture as a way of designing, starting from a place, dialoguing and working on it and interlacing existing relationships.

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