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The full video with all the interviews
Il tavolo dell’architetto, “Alfonso Femia. Architecture and Generosity,” a story in images and thoughts of Alfonso Femia / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia’s projects, on display this year, April through November, at the Museo Novecento in Florence.
A synthesis of a beautiful experience of memory, reflection, and growth for the future.
February 16th, 2021
Spain is a Mediterranean country at the forefront of urban planning policies. And it is precisely a Spanish magazine, “Arquitectura y empresa” represented by the journalist Aina Pérez Verge, to ask Alfonso Femia what he thinks about the city and the new post-pandemic paradigms.
©Listone Giordano Arena
A constant growth, a continuous commitment without exceptions or excuses: in this dialogue with Maurizio De Caro for Listone Giordano, Alfonso Femia speaks of how he lives the responsibility of being an architect. A responsibility that is measured with time and with people.
©luoghiCOMUNI Studio di Architettura
November 12th 2020
Alfonso Femia speaks of Responsibility and Generosity in architectural projects on “RACCONTI”.
12 Novembre 2020
In any project, the thoughts behind the architecture always filter through paper and its physicality.
Paper is a magical material: it communicates the idea, allows you to agree and disagree, and it is a way for exploring new spatial dimensions.
Alfonso Femia shares his thoughts on “paper” in the project “Paper Worlds” by Giorgio Tartaro with StayGreen and Attico.
©ILS Scientific School
October 27th 2020
Alfonso Femia’s lesson within the cycle ““Landscapes of Knowledge”, organized by the Research Lab Ecourbanlab as part of the architectural design course of the Urban Project block of the 1st year Masters Degree in Architecture and the activities of PRIN entitled PROSE (Prototypes of Schools to be lived).
Scientific coordinator: Massimo Faiferri
Curators and organization: Francesca Arras, Samanta Bartocci, Lino Cabras, Rosa Manca, Laura Pujia, Fabrizio Pusceddu
©Corradi Outdoor Living
Giorgio Tartaro interviews Alfonso Femia during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival exploring the theme of returning to a balance between nature and artifice, between interior and exterior, and therefore between the private and public dimension.
Alfonso Femia answers Isplora’s call to action, which asks architects what they expect from the future of architecture after the Covid19 emergency.
“We must rethink spaces, not only and exclusively to protect ourselves, but also to understand how these spaces were less capable, in past times, to create the right conditions for different relationships in different places and time.” AF
Alfonso Femia interviewed by Artribune on the current Covid-19 emergency.
“The emergency should not also become an alibi to forget that hospitals must be designed before pandemics. And that an architect can contribute very little to the real emergency, because that is the civil protection’s field to which we must give maximum support. The virtue of prefabricating, in few days, an intensive therapy unit, should not free us from taking on real responsibilities. The future, the day after the emergency, will have to identify a responsible vision and project, both national and international, that come from the territory and from its major social, economic and urban fragilities.” AF
WE ARE TIME
AF517 / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, known since 1995 as 5+1, and for the following 12 years as 5+1AA, reaches its 25 year anniversary. Time has changed our name but not our journey.
The journey continues.
“Time is a matter of the project, time is perseverance, research, horizon. Time is always a time between times. I love traveling in all its dimensions and pauses but mostly because it builds a relationship with time, with places and especially people.
A journey, to which I have always wanted to give continuity and evolve through time, came from an idea of many years ago, shared with a sincere friend like Pierluigi Feltri. 5+1, which has taken the name of Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia for several years now, is a journey of enthusiasm, will and curiosity, a journey of responsibility and generosity, where the city, architecture and man are at the center of our reflections.” AF
Alfonso Femia’s speech for the conference dedicated to architecture and ceramics and the award ceremony for the 8th edition of “La Ceramica e il Progetto”, promoted by Ceramics Italy and Cersaie.