MimeticLacustrianFields: Caroman,Venice Lagoon

“Art imitates Nature”.
In moments when ecological pressures, when new technologies undergo explosive growth, and when technical culture is in mutation, Aristotle dictum acquires new validity vis-à-vis the architectural production. However, it is imperative to keep in mind that imitation (mimesis) means in this case “resonant with” and not “copied from.”

It should also be kept in mind that Nature’s transformations are cyclical, and that Architecture’s mimetic potential the ways in which our terrestrial world imitates, “resonates” with the celestial world. In that sense, it can be asserted that Architecture locates itself from its inception in a mimetic field and, in turn, makes it directly perceptible.

Gestated on the basis of its internal apportionment, Architecture reveals, even in its external wrapping, its internal palpitations. Buildings do not appear anymore as inert entities, but express outwardly, but means of interactions with the lacustrine environment, a myriad potentialities animating them. For those reasons, decisions about location were not made on the basis of a master plan, but responding to the forces at play in a . mimetic field.

Arnoldo Rivkin – ENSAV

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