Mimesi 62: Constructing poetry in Italy

Posted by Theresa Downs on 5/24/11 7:45 AM  |  1 min read time

Award-winning multidisciplinary design firm Mimesi 62 Associated Architects was founded in 1996 by Giuseppe Giusto, Antonella Maggini, and Domenico Pagnano and is located in Florence, Italy. The name “Mimesi” refers to the mimetic door of their first location at street number 62, in which the stone front mimicked the building’s stone exterior. The word mimetic translates to “art’s imitation of life.” This celebratory idea guides the firm’s work, which infuses spaces with subtle symbolism and metaphorical references.

profile fotoItaliansIn 2009, Mimesi 62 received first place in the International Ideas Competition for the “Recovery Plan PR8,” or urban re-qualification of the PR8 area in Viareggio, Italy. In 2010, they achieved second place in the same competition for their work to revive the area between Piazza Martiri della Libertà and Piazza Garibaldi in Casciana Terme, Pisa. Mimesi 62 also garnered first place in the International Ideas Competition in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

To create poetic language in all of their architecture, the team uses the Vectorworks Architect software. “We love beautiful design, and Vectorworks Architect helps us achieve it. The powerful and affordable program is rigorous and elegant at the same time. Its strong artistic and pictorial capabilities—and above all its transparency—allow us to express ourselves better,” say the principals.

To read more about this highly artistic firm, please visit the Success Stories section of our website.

Topics: Architecture, Giuseppe Giusto, Vectorworks Architect, Antonella Maggini, Domenico Pagnano, Mimesi 62 Associated Architects, Notable User

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