Terra e Materia. IV edizione.

In the beautiful Villa Asquer in Assemini, the fourth edition of Terra Materia, an event suspended between design, architecture and sustainability, celebrating the Mediterranean, was held on 7 June 2024, organised in partnership with Platform.
Founded in 2020 by Claudia V. Mazohl with the support of Ceramica Mediterranea, the seminar promotes the circularity of knowledge by involving institutions, industry and academia, to turn the spotlight back on the territory and its relationship with architecture. Every year, Terra Materia becomes an opportunity for meeting and exchange to investigate a future that values differences in a shared dialogue and puts the community back at the centre. This year’s theme, ‘Happiness and Architecture. The Cult of the Mediterranean Space‘, investigated how architecture works in ordering matter to accommodate the immaterial, building places open to happiness.
Guest of Honour Cino Zucchi, Founder and Chief Architect of Cino Zucchi Architetti, shared his personal vision of the link between city and nature with the audience. Tommaso Tommasi, Architect and CEO of Architettura Tommasi and the We Are Out of Time team, Alessandro Melis, Daniele Menichini and Benedetta Medas led the audience in an investigation into the renewal of our architectural heritage and the link between design and sustainability. Design, planning and architecture remain the protagonists of the speech by Ancrea Branciforti, Architect and CEO of Improntabarre Design Studio. The seminar, moderated by Simona Finessi, Editor of Platform Architecture & Design, then ended with a cocktail dinner and a moment of encounter between audience and guests.


Photo Emma Spiga

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