Mazzano, a small old medieval town. Full of yellow, orange, brown and cat’s town. I like to shuttle through the lanes of dense buildings, every turn is a surprise. Getting lost is also one of the funny thing. My first observation target were colors and materials, which are the first scene of building and view. It is also what the architect can best perceive. Walls, stairs, fences, gates, ditch covers and house numbers. They pursue their uniqueness and consistency in a small town. The same construction, different materials, or the same material, different construction. We didn’t just sketch the materials, we rubbed the material down from walls and grounds. The temperature of the material is not only visible but also touchable.
My second observation was the fences. What is the fence? From this observation, I found that grass, trees, and walls can be regarded as fences. I explored the fence by the arrangement of the ground material. The spaces of publicity, privacy, and sacredness all have different fences. Fences allow people to intuitively understand the segmentation of the region. In terms of ground materials, they give people a vague visibility, a hint that tells the different meaning between regions. This is a very interesting experience. When you start thinking about why space is defined, you will explore it endlessly.
Observing the visible life of the inhabitants, the type of architecture, the style of the town and the cozy cats in the corner. The enthusiasm of the residents, the sound of insects and birds, the morning coffee, and the things that are not visible in Mazzano have added a lot of color to my summer vacation.