“Out of making almost anything. Today, my generation has the greatest opportunity to break down the boundaries between the professions and remove the barriers between one discipline and another”. Aldo Sollazzo, architect and expert in computational design and digital fabrication, is convinced that the future role of the architect is that of developing a design strategy by identifying and creating interaction between data, with numbers as the potential driving force for creativity. In 2011, along with Matteo Di Sora, he channelled his international experience into the local area and founded Noumena. The reference to Plato was inevitable – the noumenon, the idea, the object of thought which informs all areas of study: design, research and training. The goal and challenge was that of bringing international excellence to the area. And then the next step: robotics.
N-E-RO, the Networking of Environmental Robotics, with prototypes of drones used for the previously unrealised mapping and zoning of the Frosinone area via the collection of data in real time. To implement their project for a smart city of the future they have collected contacts and built up interest, a multidisciplinary team and funding from the Barcelona Regional, the public urban planning office of the European capital of innovation. Their philosophy? To be a community where everything is interconnected and relates to everything else, where collaboration and sharing represent a huge potential for growth. Their tool? The FAB LABs, digital fabrication laboratories which link the territory to an international network, sharing research and experience and translating them into new projects and start-ups. Their dream comes to fruition with Reshape, a digital platform which creates a community and connects designers, makers and market. Between Plato and Aristotle, Noumena continues to evolve in a gradual transition from potential to action. Beyond borders.
The stiry of Aldo Sollazzo has been written by Elisabetta Flumeri and Gabriella Giacometti, writers.
Aldo Sollazzo, architect and expert in computational design and digital fabrication, is convinced that the future role of the architect is that of developing a design strategy by identifying and creating interaction between data, with numbers as the potential driving force for creativity.