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.
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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Radical. The memories and practice of a visionary architecture and its translation in the Roman context, between imagination and movement. References to the economic boom of the 1960s, the youth movements and the pursuit of a new costume, "new spaces" for a "new time". An architecture of the moment, which was able to anticipate, interpret and innovate through the "train of history". Brutal. The signs of an architecture made of concrete, the Roman interpretation of the brutalist experience in Europe, a new way of conceiving residential and work spaces, between research and material experimentation. An architecture that is inspired by the great references of the 20th century, between innovation and change. This is the beginning of the story of the Roman firm 3C+t, Capolei Cavalli Architetti Associati, through the voice of architect Giancarlo Capolei, founding partner, professor of Urban Planning at La Sapienza in Rome until 2005, then moving on to the firm’s journey, a transition between two generations that allowed to pass the baton from the ‘90s to today.
3C+t Capolei Cavalli
The architecture firm Capolei Cavalli Architetti Associati (3C+t), founded in 1960 in Rome, deals with the concept, development and implementation of projects ranging from new residential buildings to urban planning. The firm’s professionals have the skills and experience to provide a full range of architectural design services, from concept to construction supervision.
Giancarlo Capolei, Professor of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture - University of Rome "La Sapienza" until 2005. Born in Rome on June 24, 1933, he graduated from the University of Rome in 1960 and started, at the same University, as volunteer Assistant to the chair of Prof. Plinio Marconi, a long academic activity that led him to engage in the courses held by Prof. Luigi Piccinato and then by Prof. Gabriele Scimemi. In 1975 he was appointed as Assistant to the second Chair of Urban Planning I, over the years he obtained numerous teaching assignments in urban planning disciplines and was a member of exam and degree boards. He concluded his teaching activity with his appointment in 1999-2000 as Professor of Urban Planning. In parallel to teaching, in the academic field he has also committed himself to the development of numerous research activities; he collaborated with the Study and Documentation Center for Territorial Planning directed by Prof. Gabriele Scimemi, assisted in drafting the Italian Report at the World Conference "Habitat" (Vancouver), and was in charge of the Department of Territorial and Urban Planning of the Faculty of Architecture for the "Studies on the historic center of Tivoli".
Fabrizio Capolei, born in Rome in 1965; he graduated from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1990, he began his professional career as a partner at 3C+t, where he deals with participation in public tenders, as well as drafting projects for international competitions collaborating with the most famous design firms. He is also involved in the computerization process of the firm, personally taking care of the choice and use of innovative programs for his profession. At the same time, from 1989 to 1991 he collaborated with the MBA firm in Paris (Marcel Breuer Architects). His commitment to teaching started at the Training School for V.I.A. (Environmental Impact Assessment) experts, an assignment he carried out for various organizations, always as an expert in the field, and continued as volunteer assistant to the chair of Architectural Composition I of the Faculty of Architecture of Rome headed by Prof. Sergio Petruccioli; this collaboration extended over the years, with seminars and cycles of lectures aimed at enriching the course.
Pierfrancesco Capolei, born in Rome in 1968 where he graduated in 1994, partner of the firm 3C+t; he started his professional career mainly engaging in renovation, the subject of his degree thesis, starting a profitable professional relationship with Prof. Giovanni Carbonara (expert on the subject). At the same time, his attention turned to the recovery, redevelopment and/or construction of port structures by collaborating with the company Modimar in Rome and the greatest experts in this field.
An architecture attentive to memory and aimed at the regeneration and recovery of Rome and its history.
Place, matter, memory as themes of a path that winds through the re-invention of rural architecture.
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