Ferrier Marchetti Sensual City Studio
En Fr
  • 1.

    The Sensual City path

  • 2.

    The climate

  • 3.

    Built landscapes

    In an increasingly urbanised and industrialised society that has destructive effects on the environment, it is necessary recreate links between the city and nature.
    The many times reiterated demands from citizens to develop a real proximity between city and nature makes it clear that the city is no longer seen as a space where nature is kept at a distance. It is now appreciated as a symbiotic space where people can use the presence of nature to revitalize their spirits.
    The type of nature discussed here cannot simply be expressed by a few areas of greenery that are all too often no more than a domesticated natural settings. What is now being sought is more the physical expression of ecosystems developing within the very heart of the city, favouring the existence of a spontaneous flora and fauna. This biodiversity represents the living fabric of the city, allowing regeneration through the forces of germination and dissemination.
    If we allow nature to return to the city, we will also learn to be more attentive to all that geometric town planning has led us to forget: the quality of the water and air, the rhythm of the seasons, the natural day-night cycle and so on. These elements, all too often ignored, are essential to our existence.
    In this new approach, the city is more than simply a landscape combining nature and artefact; it is an inhabited environment, a living fabric within which various organisms have created a balance.

    • 3.1.


      • 3.1.1.

         The dandelion

      • 3.1.2.

         The plant on the balcony

      • 3.1.3.

         The peacock

        T X T

        Third screen: Succession of medium shots.
        Exterior │ Nightfall │ Choice of town.
        Beginning of the loop.
        – Fade in from black –
        A large park in the upper reaches of the town at nightfall. Strollers are making their ways to the exit gates. The park’s street lamps light up one after another. In the playground, the slides are empty. Sprays turn on and begin watering the vast lawns and colonies of narcissus. Everything is quiet, nothing moves apart from the rhythmic movements of the water jets. The silhouette of a peacock suddenly emerges from the night. Dreamlike, it slowly crosses the landscape. It cries out, the sound echoing through the silence of the park. The city lights glisten in the distance.
        A new day. The park lawns gradually fill to become a giant solarium.
        – Fade to black –
        End of the loop.

        V I D
      • 3.1.4.

         The vertical garden

    • 3.2.


  • 4.

    On the waterside

  • 5.

    In the sky

  • 6.

    Movement and balance

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  • 8.

    The materiality of cities

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