Architecture Forgiven by Nature (2017)
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  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Architecture Forgiven by Nature (2017)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 16 drawings
    4 photographs
    3 digital files (176 MB)
Scope and content:
The project series documents "Architecture Forgiven by Nature", an installation design by Pettena in 2017. The installation consists of an old water tower at the top of a hill in Brufa, covered with a metal grill. The intention is for plants to grow from the grill and hide the tower behind vegetation. The installation also included a staircase hidden behind the metal grill to give access to the top of the tower, so it could be used as a belvedere. "An additional function therefore joins the usual one, as nature helps to integrate a banal architecture into the landscape while also changing it into a place of consciousness and better understanding of both the environment and the art world." [1] The project is also known as "Torre di Brufa".

The project series contains a drawing, printouts of digital renderings, plans of the structure surrounding the water tower, and video of Pettena showing the model of the tower.

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/nat-tower-in-brufa-2017/ (last accessed 28 January 2020)
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Language of material:
  • English
  • Italian

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