A River and a Backyard
is a project for the former industrial area of Acetati in Verbania (IT), resulting from the winning proposal for
by Metaxia Markaki & Simona Ferrari.
Simona Ferrari and Metaxia Markaki share a friendship and collaboration. The two met at ETH Zurich where they teach and research at the chairs of Architectural Behaviorology and Architecture of Territory respectively. They currently live and work in Zurich developing their practices.
Simona studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, TU Vienna and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is currently pursuing a MA in Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts. Previously, she has worked as an architect with Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, completing several international projects and exhibitions.
Metaxia studied architecture at NTU-Athens and ENSAPLV-Paris and specialized in urban and territorial design at ETH Zurich. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the ETH Doctoral School for Landscape and Urban Studies. Previously, she has taught at ETH Studio Basel and Harvard GSD with Professors Herzog & de Meuron.
Unless differently specified, all drawings, collages, and photos © Metaxia Markaki & Simona Ferrari;
Europan Italia, Europan Europe, Città di Verbania, Silvana Ferrari, Stefano Martinella (Museo del Paesaggio Verbania), Gabriella Iorio (Biblioteca Civica di Verbania), Goda Budvytyte and Pavlina Zikas.