Lungoilmare Di Ostia | Daniele Cametti Aspri
Many of the things you can count, don’t count.
Many of the things you can’t count, really count.
If your things don’t make you happy, you’re getting the wrong things.
In Berlin, Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie has begun a new phase with the opening of David Chipperfield’s intervention, a prologue to the imminent restoration which the famed British architect is about to undertake. Completed in 1968, the gallery was Mies’ last project and his final masterpiece; for nearly fifty years, nobody dared to touch it – until now. Marking this event is a large, site-specific installation, created by Chipperfield as an attempt to engage Mies in a spatial experiment (or perhaps a last, apologetic tribute to the 20th century master) moments before he is about to embark on a mission which will, inevitably, transform Mies’ ultimate legacy.
"In Florence where I grew up, the division of public and private space was definite. Actions and behaviors were not the same behind closed doors as they were outside in the piazza where everything was noticed and often commented on.
When I moved to New York in the seventies, I was struck by how different the relationship among individuals in a public area was to what I had experienced. How indifferent people were to each other. For the first time I felt free from being judged, but also free to watch other people.
For children it is natural to stare at other people, and so I did , until I was told that it was rude. I learned to be more discreet.
I am still a people watcher and photography enables me to have a subject to look at, stare at, if you like. Pointing a finger and pointing a camera are related gestures, drawing the attention of others.”
- Martino Marangoni
A bench I designed animated to show how the structure unfolds from a compact, easy to transport trailer to a full parklet to for human use in a parking space outside your favorite downtown restaurant.