La mano del tempo

A series of 27 drawings representing an atlas of timeless aesthetic ideas that were revealed to me during two different Roman stays during the pandemic time. It features a personal survey of the mysterious relationship between time and architectural form.

Published in
-Fogli di architettura. Il tempo estetico di Roma, (Siracusa: Lettera22 edizioni, 2022)

Exhibited at
-Acquario Romano, Roma, Marzo-Aprile 2022
-Palazzo Vecchio, Cortile della Dogana, Firenze, November 2021

Il dialogo estetico di Roma

A series of 27 drawings representing an atlas of timeless aesthetic ideas that were revealed to me during two different Roman stays during the pandemic time. It features the dialogue between Roman and Christian Rome through time.

Published in
-Fogli di architettura. Il tempo estetico di Roma, (Siracusa: Lettera22 edizioni, 2022)

Exhibited at
-Acquario Romano, Roma, Marzo-Aprile 2022
-Palazzo Vecchio, Cortile della Dogana, Firenze, November 2021

Frammenti Berlinesi

Produced between 2016 and 2018 during the construction of a multi-level, prefabricated timber residential building I built in Berlin. The drawings represent an archaeological retrospective investigation of the world of forms that influenced my education (which occurred a quarter of a century earlier), a world that became legible with the construction.

Published in
-Disegni di architettura, (Roma: MAXXI, 2022)
-Paolo Conrad-Bercah: Berlino come metafora del tempo presente, One, listone giordano.com, 2021
-bercahaus. An architectural affair, (Siracusa: Lettera22 edizioni, 2020)
-Berlin Fragments. Heterography of an architectural form, (Siracusa: Lettera22 edizioni, 2019)
-Frammenti Berlinesi. Eterografia di una forma architettonica, (Siracusa: Lettera22 edizioni, 2018)
-Architectural form and the mystery of beauty, EDA, ESEMPI DI ARCHITETTURA, vol. 1, 2018, pag 44-66,

Exhibited at
-Galleria EMBRICE, Rome, November-December 2021
-BERLIN 2020 ARCHITEKTURE PRIZE, Berlin, 2020
-BUCHERBOGEN, Berlin, Summer 2020
-BDA ARCHITEKTURE PRIZE, Berlin, 2019
-Make city Festival, Berlin, 2018

La città celeste

Produced mostly on August 19, 2018 on the pages of a newspaper purchased a week earlier and a few hours before the death of my father whose private funeral took place while the Morandi bridge in Genoa was collapsing, a bridge on which I had driven two weeks earlier and which had then appeared ripe for the collapse that actually took place. The drawings represent an unconscious attempt at accompanying his last journey through collages of projects accumulated during previous years. Projects he was not given the time to ‘see’ due to the terrible illness that struck him so severely.

Published in
-Disegni di architettura, (Roma: MAXXI, 2022)

L'anticittà che viene

Produced in the summer of 2019 after a protracted study trip to the Indochinese peninsula. It gathers visual notes on the conurbations of that part of the world which appeared like  post litteram materialisations of 2019 Los Angeles, namely the dystopian landscape described with stunning prescience by Ridley Scott in Blade Runner some 40 years earlier (1982). A landscape that precipitated on the shoulders of the entire world the following year thanks to COVID-19.

Published in
-Disegni di architettura, (Roma: MAXXI, 2022)

blau book

Visuals notes jotted on a Moleskine notebook (21 x 13) on February 18, 2018 as a first draft of Berlin Fragments.

Published in
-Disegni di architettura, (Roma: MAXXI, 2022)
-An Auto-Heterography on the Poetry of Architectural Form, THE PLAN JOURNAL, vol. 3, 2018, p. 23-45