The city, its history, tradition, natural and built environment, and the redefinition of the landscape are a privileged terrain of research and architecture, in particular, in the work of Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola.
The project, as a form of knowledge, constitutes the ethical foundation of the architectural work that ranges in an open horizon in which local rooting and technical expertise are the starting point for interpreting the continuity between modernity and tradition.
The physical and functional connection between built volume, established activities and external environment, passes also through the attention to current construction materials and to the building phases, experienced as a kind of artisan knowledge, as “knowledge of trades”.
Gabetti and Isola’s design reaches formal inventions as a natural embodiment of a personal process rooted in an ethical attitude.
Since 1950, Gabetti and Isola have been one of the most fruitful professional partnership in the panorama of contemporary Italian architecture. Their works bear witness to a proud independence from current solutions; they dissent, almost forcibly, from a priori methodologies, re-proposing the Piedmontese constructivist tradition as an expression of an original language, unmistakably linked to experience.