TECLA, a home from the earth for the Earth built in 3D

TECLA, a home from the earth for the Earth built in 3D

Emanuele D'Angelo · 5 days ago · Design

Nowadays even architecture has to come to terms with climate change, which is one of the main culprits, but also with the pressing need to continue building.
For this reason, MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects, the company WASP – World’s Advanced Saving Project and SOS – School of Sustainability, have created TECLA, the first eco-sustainable house printed in 3D with raw earth.

The project was presented a few days ago on the occasion of World Earth Day 2021, a futuristic house not for its design or its interiors but for its realization.

TECLA was in fact built using one material and one material only: raw earth. Two printing arms managed by a software, which has optimized the movements, avoiding collisions have conducted the entire construction process.

“TECLA demonstrates that a beautiful, healthy, low-impact home can be built by a machine by informing the material on site. TECLA is the finger pointing to the moon. The Moon is the home as the birthright for every human on earth. Possible already now from TECLA onwards”.

An idea born of photographer Iago Corazza who, during his travels in Africa, had the opportunity to observe up close and stay in these houses built by tribes using only earth, mud or straw.
The idea then became something concrete thanks to the fundamental contribution of architect Mario Cucinella, who managed to create a home from the earth for the earth.

Metaphorically inspired by one of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, here are all the photos of TECLA, the first innovative model of eco-sustainable housing.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @hic_appunti_mediterranei_, @mariyaleksa_ph, @martinabarbon, @stefaniaagus80, @_eleonoram_, @bety.flesso, @lamonaart_, @isaurascarlet, @greta.larosa, @photospfglobe.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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The shots by Jaume Llacer combine portraits and landscapes

The shots by Jaume Llacer combine portraits and landscapes

Federica Cimorelli · 2 days ago · Photography

Jaume Llacer is a Spanish photographer based in Belgium, a young self-taught artist who tries to evoke mixed emotions by combining portraits and landscapes.
Although his background is in the sciences, Jaume has also come to appreciate the world of photography and, through his creativity and resourcefulness, has learned the right techniques for working with light, colour and composition.

– Read also: “Ritratti Stampati”, the project by Salvo Giuffrida

His images show dreamy settings, suspended in time, magical and isolated. Jaume Llacer doesn’t need to travel far to take the perfect photo, he just needs to spend time outdoors and in nature to find the best glimpses.
With portraits his attitude is a bit the same, he only needs three ingredients: instinct, aesthetics and emotion.

Check out a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and visit his official website.

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“Ritratti Stampati”, the project by Salvo Giuffrida

“Ritratti Stampati”, the project by Salvo Giuffrida

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Photography

By now we know that a photograph is much more than a simple image and that, indeed, the most interesting part is precisely that which we do not see and of which we want to know the details.
Salvo Giuffrida is well aware of this and it is from this conviction that his “Ritratti Stampati” series was born. 

Salvo Giuffrida is Sicilian, from Santa Maria di Licodia to be exact, a town that lies halfway between Etna and the coast, between the mountains and the sea. It is important to stress the role of this place because it has proved to be a fundamental element in his artistic production. 

Salvo has been photographing for almost ten years, but it is only in the last two that he has really dedicated himself to photography. The reason for this decision was the meeting with photographer Toni Thorimbert that took place in 2018; it is precisely since then that photography has become his daily routine. 

Last November, the “Ritratti Stampati” project was born out of the need to make room for portraits again. So Salvo Giuffrida begins to shoot anyone who is willing to be portrayed, then completing the creation process with the actual printing of the shot – on fine art paper with a 100-year guarantee -, fighting the passage of time. 

After more than 50 portraits, Salvo realised he wanted more than a portrait and it was here that the Sicilian landscape came back into focus. He starts taking pictures of his subjects – ordinary people on the shoreline with the sea behind them or surrounded by the rugged nature of Mount Etna – and suddenly the creation of the image takes a back seat.
The experience of the people takes on importance, their mood and feelings are amplified by the place that frames them. 

Through the portrait, the photographer creates an experience in which man is called upon to let go, to rediscover his primordial side and to rebuild a bond with nature through contact with its elements. 

“In the end there is a portrait to hang, which will serve as a reminder of who we were at that particular moment.”

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Maria Maglionico and her minimal and surreal photographs

Maria Maglionico and her minimal and surreal photographs

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Photography

What would it be like to photograph a dream? In dreams there is always a precise atmosphere, something that captures our attention but is often never revealed, elements that we recognise as belonging to reality but which suddenly become absurd.
In her shots, photographer Maria Maglionico captures this essence. 

Originally from southern Italy, Maria does not photograph to document anything in particular, but uses photography as a true artistic medium to express emotions, feelings and sensations that are difficult to describe verbally. 

If we take a look at her artistic production, we notice how images with cold tones, tending towards blue, intertwine with warmer and more intimate images with neutral colours. Moreover, the person we see in the shots is often Maria herself, hiding her face behind a mirror or simply with her back turned.

Like Alice of the White Rabbit, we too are enchanted by Maria Maglionico’s photographs and as we leaf through them we are plunged into a world poised between dream and reality where there is no longer any difference between what is real and what is surreal. 

Read also: Quietpoem, delicacy and intimacy in Matilde Minauro’s shots

Below is a selection of Maria Maglionico’s shots, but to find out more and not to miss her upcoming work, follow her on Instagram. 

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