Burrasca is an independent bookazine about Architecture research.
Every issue as an unique theme, layout and poster. Besides conventional articles, we encourage the submission of any kind of inventive material: photo-essays, graphics, illustrations or projects.
Contributions are collected by a call for submissions. Burrasca’s intent is then to make emerging relationships appear. What we publish is the result of 1 year research on the theme widen trough the contribution of selected experts. We give a great importance to illustration, which is in our thoughts a powerful means able to communicate Architecture to a wide audience.
Burrasca was born in 2013 by a group of sixteen architecture students and is based in Genova. As a cultural association, we focus on thinking and realizing different activities beyond that bookazine: exhibitions and other editorial and graphic projects. This association, created as a sort of think tank, aims to be a platform of discussion by which we want to propose reflections, information and activities about Architecture under a large range of meanings. Our goal is to expand architectural culture and to push forward the limits of the discipline in its different forms.
n. 1 - Brazil
Today, architectural and urban situation of Brazil is controversial. On one side, social conflicts due to 2014’s FIFA World Cup and 2016’s Olympic games; on the other, a century marked by the exceptional Brazilian Modern Architecture flourishing in a period of conflictual economic development. Some contributions succeed in describing this context, with its social and architectural problematic, and revealing some of the most interesting projects of the modern masters. Some others show as a disenchanted look at its territorial, architectural and social resources can lay the foundations for an architecture and urban planning once again Brazilian and able to relate with the social context contributing to its development without pain.