More with Less
Enjoy life in a changing world.
More with Less is a collection of modular houses.
Installation at Superstudio 13, Milano, 22-27 April 2009.
Research that goes beyond the aesthetics of the new, abandons the reduction of content to form, and completely rethinks everyday living. Chance forces human beings to start over, from scratch, challenging everything, freeing up new energies and new relationships.
A lighter world, from everyday objects to living spaces, vegetable gardens, flower gardens, because only by designing an entire system of life is it possible to glimpse new modes of behavior based on a serene balance between man and nature.
The objective of the design intervention is to conceive and construct “oasis spots” to encourage a new way of living and approaching free time, in line with changing concepts of lifestyle and beauty.
A microworld that pays more attention to the poetry of natural settings, the sustainability of choices in construction, the flexibility of increasingly nomadic, dynamic domestic needs.
The project represents the synthesis of an evolved residential area where the rationality of the ecosystem coexists with the freedom of habitational expression of the people who live there: the project More with Less represents different situations, with the common denominator of a habitat oriented toward socializing, toward experiencing space in free time, integrating it with the reality of the landscape.
New approaches to ecosustainability rethink our ways of building and imagining living spaces and other spaces, generating architecture with modular systems, without neglecting the aesthetic aspects of the home.
More with less is part of a series of 1:1 scale research installation on new sustainable housing designed and built by Cibicworkshop in the last years:
2004 – A simple life
2005 – A perfect weekend
2007 – View with a room
2008 – Orto Town
2009 – More with less
2012 – Cultivating a house
Virginio Briatore interviews Aldo Cibic for Interni Magazine about “More with Less” (only italian):
Talk about us: Abitare, ATCasa, Architectural Guidance, Casa Passiva, Europa Concorsi, Floor Nature, Format Progetti Abitativi, Interni Magazine, La Cultura del Cibo, Mio Prefabbricato, La Repubblica “Ma attorno a questi nuclei va costruita una comunità”, La Repubblica “L’ultima sfida di Cibic, le case lowcost”, The Plan.
Architecture and design:
Aldo Cibic and Tommaso Corà
with Giulia Di Cintio e Diego Sanchez
Photographers: Michele Nastasi, Federico Villa