Traces from the Alps
Materiality matters
Cisore, IT

When approaching the recovery of stone buildings present in the historic Alpine villages, bearing witness to the simplicity and authenticity of rural mountain life, our starting point, a point of the highest value, is the stratification of history.

The richness of layers that have slowly overlapped over time through an act of exfoliation are rediscovered.

Our research aims to add another layer to this long story but without erasing or overwriting this accumulated wealth.

In varied situations, in an almost surgical way and without too much planning, we naturally discover and appreciate the surprises that these architectures reserve for us.

Photographs: ATOMAA Archive