écru is an office of architectural and landscape design in Parma
écru was founded in 2012 by Simona Bertoletti, Filippo Cavalli, Antonello A. Sportillo and Giulio Viglioli. Écru believes in style of method. Écru’s method is based on theory, but it doesn’t follow a theoretically approach well delineated into the history of architecture. A method that would be a possible approach and
is wavering between arts and technique, between poetry and truth, between abstraction and reality. A consinstent, seriuos and modest method of making architecture. Architecture, here, is nowhere or is everywhere. The works of écru stand out in National and International competitions winning awards and mentions.
Who we are?
This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out together to find the right ideas
and process for architectural research.
According to the legend, The Pillars of Hercules represented the extreme limits of the known world. The legendary Hercules reached the slopes of two mountains, Calpe and Abila, beyond which no mere mortal could continue. He then decided to split the mountain into two parts, thus creating the two pillars, and he impressed the following inscription: “NEC PLUS ULTRA”.
The proposal for the construction of eight new residential buildings in Parma works to achieve an intervention which promote sustainability by a delicate planning approach.
The project for the new headquarters of the italian red cross of Scandiano (RE, Italy), is based on the different issue of the contest program me. The solution is specify and geometric, synthesized in a only one essential sign/element that is able to establish a relationship with the surrounding.
The intent of the project has been given back to the rural building the original spatial and architectural valour, cleaning it from additions and superfluous which infected aesthetic and functional value.
It’s an elementary operation: repaint, disinfect to attend a space, or a territory. We imagined the bench of San Lorenzo plaza as a blood vessel which pumps new blood into the urban space and revitalizes it.
“The surgeon looked up his eyes, keeping a straight face – are you ready?”
This is the story of a dying architecture put under the reflectors (of an operating theatre) and submitted as the only one and last frontier for the architectural trial.
LOVO is a space. A warm-hearted space. A safe space. A rediscovered space. L O V O is also a dimension, but it has no geometry. Egg’s formula was designed by none geometry. Is used “π” to calculate circle and sphere, but there is no reconciliation for the perfect form of life. (Erri De Luca)
“XX settembre” is the property renovation of an apartment for a young freelancer, in the inner city of Parma. The purpose of the project was to clean, polish up and evaluate the space so that it can be geometrically precise and perceptible.
Glocal, Relationship, hOrtus, Web are active part of a medicine for sick Santa Giulia neighborhood. We conceived a radical and brave operation, up to standard of this shred of Milan, that tries to draw the line of a new way to live our contemporaneity.
The project concern the construction of a new single family home located at the south of Parma into the new “PARMA MIA” neighborhood.
The design of the museum exhibition follows the scientific program, based on the idea of museum as a scientific open laboratory and as a work hand-tool to experiment and make knowledge. The section of the “Venice lagoon” must be a vehicle of knowledge oriented to extend the visitor live experience.
The project is designed as a porous architectural system which engage with the earlier building. The parasite has different formal and spatial features in comparison to the old architecture, but is closely dependent from it: the micro architecture project gives a new relevance to the old building and becomes the new source for a reciprocal valorization.
The project respond to the require of equip the lot with a new building which can converse with the urban and landscape scale, inserting itself into the background of Mainz with balance. Particularly, the connection with the new master plan of the city and the river is recap from the construction following compositional logics, distribution and material technology.
The philosophy of the project want to establish a dialog with the north italic typologies shelter; even architectonic languages also their inspiration elements. The architectonic research analyzed the perception issue , gazes, and views of surrounding mountain landscape.
The project concern the realization of a new facade system and the landscape design of a new fruit juice factory in Kopys, Belarus.
“Federico Maggia 2015″ prize interviews écru architetti. Read the interview at: http://www.premiofedericomaggia.it/news/intervista-a-ecru-architetti/
écru’s works published on Exibart n.89!! Special thanks to Guido Incerti!
écru invited to the “BOLOGNA WATER DESIGN 2014″ with “NEC PLVS VLTRA” installation. Ex Ospedale del Bastardini, Via d’Azeglio, Bologna 22-27 September
LOVO wins a special mention as “THE BEST INSTALLATION” at the “Inarch/ANCE Puglia 2014″ Prize
We bring a personal and effective approach to every project we work on.