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Didier Fiuza Faustino (January 25, 2017)01:10:47

Didier Fiuza Faustino defines his influences by juxtaposing Andreas Baader’s proclamation of illegality as “the only liberated territory inside metropolises,” with diverse design porjects: the Moka coffee maker, Raoul Auger Feuillet’s dance notation, the fortifications of Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, and the gardens of André Le Nôtre. Faustino discusses projects that reference urban conflict (Love Songs for Riots, 2013), and also architecture seen as a container of fragile bodies (Explorers, 2015; Body in Transit, 2000). After a brief pause, he discusses work ranging from wallpaper (Domestic Anarchy, 2016) to an apartment expressing a new idea of luxury (Home Palace, 2004) to a center for self-directed learning in Mexico City (Alumnos 47). Faustino concludes with a video from 2015, Exploring Dead Buildings 2.0, featuring Roberto Gottardi and images of the National Arts Schools he designed with Ricardo Porro and Vittorio Garatti in Cuba.