people is architecture

is a city-reading (lettura) project, is a urban public space reading project.

“gli elementi mobili e particolarmente la gene e le sue attività, sono in una città altrettanto importanti come gli elementi fisici dissi” Kevin Lynch

_from 1 to 30 august 2011
_New York
_observing and taking note of: SITUATIONS / places with people, places made of people (cutting the architectural layer and seeing what happens)
_observing what? ACTIVITIES / interaction with objects, interactions with other people, interaction with physical space (people that are “stayng”, not people crossing the scene)
_observing HOW / taking a fix point of view, observing all I can see

A New York made of people
public places, private spaces
people shape spaces, and spaces shape people.

In conceiving ideas, Sejima likes the analogy of the park. She sees the park as a place where multiple and diverse activities take place concurrently. Paths, trees, and shrubs form soft separations between zones of accommodation. The user can roam freely between these different zones and see people enjoying their surroundings. A park only succeeds as an environment through activation by its user.

people meet in places,
places shaped by people
places for (of) relationships
(people is architecture)

About giorgia lupi

1981 I am an architect that never built any house (luckily). I work with information, designing, researching and drawing a lot. I am co-founder ad design director at Accurat ( I am a PhD student at Milan Politecnico (

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