- PHILOSOPHY -
The awareness of the inexorable fragility of the work and the risk of seeing it soon lost or progressively disappear, leads in itself to operate between .. minimal needs of the present and the inevitable and partial reinterpretation of the past. It is the awareness of the transience that pushes us to act, .. everything passes and turns so ... so maybe is reasonable... to abstract in respect of what has been. Daring belief? we dare to say never .. never cynical or an end in itself, always and however strictly faithful to the past, in the understanding of the lasting beauty between the ancient signs and the modern experience aimed at the collective future. We experience on ourselves ... sincerity and amazement ... knowing step by step our roots, opening ourselves rationally to honest and objectively achievable goals without crossing borders of abstraction or unattainable dreams. We look for solutions to problems with available resources.
We listen to our creativity analyzing the occasional falls of interest on technical aspects not sufficiently explored at the time of construction that, to put it all .. also give some sweet headache.
We are not purists of restoration and it is not our primary conduct, but we are purists of the noble intent that we are pursuing with pure passion. Ours is a vision of "sustainable compromise" that .. for some small aspects is obligatory .. but .. not for this results in negligence or in diminishing the work. We believe in the past aimed at the present without leaving the memory "on the street" or sinning in functionality where necessary. We always remember that, in other and more disparate cases, careless interventions have returned, despite good intentions, disastrous works.
<< Any restoration work, of whatever nature it is, involves a considerable amount of risk and therefore requires the ability to take full responsibility for the result. The result, even if perfectly satisfactory with respect to the aims that the intervention proposes, inevitably involves one or more compromises from other points of view. The most important problem to be solved, especially with our conscience of men, scholars and technicians, is to arrive at the absolute conviction of the need to intervene in that particular way, evaluating with the utmost rigor what the date will go to gain and what it will lose according to a scale of concrete and objective values. >> Franco Minissi, Arch.