Then & Now @ The Royal Conservatory, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning / KPMB Architects
Words of Wisdom: " I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else." - Pablo Picasso. A beautiful metaphor for life and all processes, creative and otherwise. Absolutely love this quotation.
The ArTeSalVa project - financed by the Tuscany Region with European POR FSE funds - aims at the study and the definition of new methodologies for the knowledge and enhancement of huge historic public and private buildings located in Tuscany, and which are currently in a state of decay or are underused. ArTeSalVa has been created by the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and the CNR-ISTI, in collaboration with La Sterpaia by Oliviero Toscani and the IT company NoveOPiu by Enrico Possenti.
Badia camaldolese in Volterra near Pisa (Tuscany, Italy) - The Monastery, which was built in the 11th century and restored many times, is currently in state of decay. It is very close to the Volterra cliffs.
Montelupo Fiorentino near Florence (Italy) - the Medici Villa in state of deep decay. The Villa is currently a criminal insane asylum.
Charterhouse in Calci near Pisa (Italy) - an inaccessible cell