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  • Stockholm Roofscape Revisited

    Luciano Peirone UDRIOT, "Stockholm Roofscape Revisited." Northeast elevation of housing blocks.
    stockholm SWEDEN

    KTH, School of Architecture
    critics: Marcelyn GOW, Sam JACOB, & Cino ZUCCHI.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Luciano Peirone UDRIOT: Stockholm Roofscape Revisited is a vision of a vertical densification and continuation of the 19th-century city, through additions that translate and negotiate the historicity of Stockholm’s cityscape with a contemporary approach, drawing on the existing while projecting forward. . . .

    The idea was to translate and use stylistic features of the existing buildings as a starting point for each addition. Amplifying and exaggerating, as to retain a familiarity, while suggesting something new, capturing a new and altered individuality for each building.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    LPU: The project deals with our relation to the architecture of the 19th-century city as a central bearer of western history and identity. My interest was the possibility of negotiating the formal diversity and richness of Stockholms historicist and eclectic styles with a contemporary approach that uses the dreamscapes and fictional imagery from to the world of comics and film, as reference and speculative tool.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    LPU: Comic artist Jean Giraud (Moebius) and Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner were my main inspirations. Listening to Prince, Avishai Cohen, and Drake.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    LPU: Jimenez Lai.

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