Cantine Secolo XXI
Architetture e Paesaggi del Vino [In Italian]
Edited by Francesca Chiorino
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
226 pages, Illustrated
This volume review's eighteen cellars for wine production built from 2007 to today in many countries by international architects. In the introductory essay Francesca Chiorino dwells on the report that the deal with the environment and on the ability of architects to decipher and return in the project of "terroir", understood as the complex of cultural, environmental, geological and morphological features of the site. To support the hypothesis that the survey of the territory must have a central role in the architectural project of the wineries is the essay by Carlo Tosco, re-read the history of wine-growing landscape, focusing on new ways of thinking about oenology which have an impact on the defence of local characters, artisanal techniques of peasant origin, of native vines, minor family-run companies. Today is a process of awareness-raising involving ecology, landscape management and architecture with exceptional often results in which the elements are very important wine-cellars of a much broader process of the general revaluation of the territory. The projects taken under review are for the most part in Europe and America, and the images and texts accompanying describe with particular care the insertion of the buildings in the landscape.
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