FAR

Laboratory of construction and architecture

Understood as both an adjective (e.g., distant) and an acronym (For an Architecture of the Real), FAR defines the activities of a group of researchers interested in the quality of the built world and the role of construction in bringing it about. Utopian in its resolve and pragmatic in its operational tactics, the work of FAR seeks to define material solutions to building environment challenges that are grounded in their historical, social and economic realities. In this context, architecture and construction cannot be separated: FAR is concerned with the construction of efficient architecture, interpreted as a framework for social activities and a rival investment, as much as it is interested in the architecture of construction, e.g., the ‘industrial’ system that enables spatial ideas to reach sound built fruition.