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During the warm summer days, the Ponentino, the Roman sea breeze, rises every day when the land gets warmer. A cool wind engulfs the Tibere plains, flies over the hills and tries to reach the city center. Traversed landscapes interact with the winds, warm it up, humidify or dry it, mixing the different layers of air. Every landscape plays a different role in the creation of the urban atmosphere and the balance of energy and humidity. The sea breeze is the main character in our perception of summer temperatures and urban experience in the hot city.

Today, the sea breeze hardly reaches the center of the city, due to major urban developments between the coast and the center. Due to the increase in temperature, fresh air rises higher before cooling the city. How can we then perceive new kinds of interactions in between our territories and their atmospheres.

The movie Ponentino is an invitation to follow the wind, from the sea to the mountains. An invitation to think about the city, the suburbs, the countryside, and all of our metropolitan landscapes as interconnected spaces among large aerial dynamics.


Italy, 2019
Mathieu Lucas

19.Nov.2019 55 views
Mathieu Lucas Mathieu Lucas

Mathieu Lucas is an Architect and a Landscape Architect. Graduated in 2012 from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, he worked several years for Bureau Bas Smets in Brussels and BASE office in Paris on large international territorial and public spaces design projects. He is a fellow at the Villa Medici – Academia di Francia in Rome in 2018-2019. His practice focuses on the design of open spaces, large territorial studies and the visual representation of the living, natural cycles and climatic processus to develop new forms of cohabitation between humans and their environment.

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