AR Scape originated from the collaboration between two different personalities, started in the context of U.P.C. (Polytechnic University of Catalunya), on the basis of a common interest in contemporary landscape as well as in the experimentation of new social equilibria and new forms of production, culture and identity.
After ten years of both free-lance experiences in architectural, landscape and editorial design and research in social housing and participatory design, thanks to open exchanges of ideas with international experts and colleagues met during their postgraduate studies, the architects have developed a new empirical and multidisciplinary working method which has proved its effectiveness in the context of fruitful international collaborations with both private and public institutions.
Annunziata De Comite
Annunziata De Comite
Born in Taranto (1973), she graduates in architecture in Florence and begins working with the architectural firm Andrea Milani since 2003. She gains experiences in architectural and interior design (Vertigo, Sienna 2005, Riabita 1st prize), but even in urban design (Marina Cala de Medici, Rosignano, Livorno) and in landscape planning (Ecopixel park, Perugia 2007, PAYS.MED.URBAN, catalogue of best practices). In 2011- 2013, between Milan and Barcelona, attends the Master of Landscape Architecture at UPC (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), ended with the thesis “Landscape management and urban regeneration in Taranto: the opportunity of reclaiming in a “landscape oriented” city planning”. With some partners from the master, creates interesting design and research experiences (PAISEA 025, la cubierta vegetal – green roof, june 2013). Her latest project in progress, about the re-appropriation of public space in her hometown, Taranto, develops between art and ordinary “invisible” landscape.EN IT
Born in Pisa (1979), she graduates in architecture in Florence. Since 2008 she gains research and design experiences within the architectural and urban regeneration, social housing and participatory planning, collaborating with offices and private entities. In 2011- 2012, between Milan and Barcelona, she attends the Master of Landscape Architecture at UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya/Acma Milan), ended with the thesis “Regeneration of the landscape and sustainable tourism. The recovery of the Via Francigena from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni in the Programme of Cultural Routes of Europe”. A tireless explorer of the urban landscape, continues her training beside Annunziata De Comite. Now she collaborates for RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten (Mannheim, DE).EN IT
The Ginkgo (gin = silver, kyo = apricot “silver apricot”, because the seeds, when ripe, seem floured ), called by Darwin the “living fossil”, is the only living species of the group of Ginkgophyta and is undoubtedly the oldest plant with seeds. It shows a particular disease resistance to attack by fungi and pest organisms, as well as to air pollution. Probably comes from the inland of China, it was always cultivated in the gardens of the temples and of the places of worship in the East, especially in Japan. It was revered as the “sacred tree”, because it was believed would protect from evil spirits, and because it was the symbol of the coincidence of opposites and the immutability of things. It is a towering tree, slow-growing and long-lived, which can exceed 30 feet in height. The species name, “biloba”, refers to the shape of the lobed leaf.
She graduates in architecture in Florence and begins working with some architectural firms in France since 2007.
From 2011 to 2015 she is responsable of the project-competition area in the BAU office in Digion. She designed public and private buildings and urban areas.
She come back to Italy in 2015 and works with several architectural firms and mostly with Arscape. With them she gained the third price for the ideas competition “Masterplan for Capannori”, Italy and the main prize for the “Concours d’idées d’urbanisme sur le devenir de l’ancien site des entrepôts Divia à Chenôve”, France.