Atelier Banchini

Leopold Banchini, Docente invitato all'Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio
Leopold Banchini


During this semester we will focus on the physical gesture of construction. We will look at architecture through the lens of workmanship and understand the act of building as an action. Manual labour and the economy of means will guide us through the process of design, using human movement as a starting point. Far from formalism, we will create architectures born from a deep understanding of the often-painful act of construction and see architecture as a social and political act rather than a design exercise.