This is the scale drawing of the horizontal section of a hypothetical, but realistic city. The drawing shows the organisation of public spaces and built-up areas, but from a technical point of view, as an architectural drawing, it is inaccurate, because it does not consider the difference between sections and projections and the thickness of the building walls. The error is however intentional: a city conveys the idea of a city with no walls, no barriers, no frontiers, no discriminations, no hierarchies between public and private spaces; a city is defined by just one line: the one that determines the organisation of spaces by its inhabitants. This is basically what a city is about.
The drawing of a city also includes the plans of some buildings that, from an architectural perspective, are particularly significant.
(Turin, Italy 1974) Lives and works in Milan, Italy
Luca Poncellini is an architect and designer, with a PhD in history of architecture. Since 2009 he has been working as a coordinator and vice-director of the international Master’s Program in Interior Design at the New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA) in Milan. In 2008 he co-curated the retrospective “Laszlo Hudec in Shanghai”, promoted by the General Consulate of Hungary in Shanghai at the Former American Club, Shanghai (China). He is always engaged in a variety of different activities and refuses any sort of professional specialisation.