Discipline: Architecture – design

Francesca Mavaracchio

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Basel, SWITZERLAND
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023
More: www.4051.eu

Architect and visual artist Francesca Mavaracchio is the founder of 4051 Architects, an architecture practice operating between Italy and Switzerland. Translating academic and research experiences into design solutions, her practice focuses on designing for inclusivity and accessibility to urge social and environmental sustainability in architecture.

At MacDowell, Mavaracchio developed a series of artworks at the intersection of architecture, sculpture, and political science. One of her main focuses was her "Doors" project. “Doors” is a dynamic exploration embodied in two imposing bas-relief panels displaying stories of contemporary iconographies inspired by Lorenzo Ghiberti's "Doors of the Paradise" in Florence.



Francesca Mavaracchio worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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