Same Same Different Zine

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(1 of 2) Same Same Different. Softcover, 24 pp., 222 x 285 mm Edition of 250

Same Same Different Zine

Hotel Hotel Projects, Publication

A publication for the talk Same Same Different. For this talk, Enrico Taglietti Gianmatteo Romegialliare shared three projects comparing each to explore the influence of context


(2 of 2) Same Same Different. Softcover, 24 pp., 222 x 285 mm Edition of 250

From Introduction

Enrico Taglietti and Gianmatteo Romegialliare both Italian born and trained architects. Enrico was born in Milan in 1926 and studied at Politecnico di Milano in the 50s. Gianmatteo was born in Milan in 1961 and studied at Politecnico di Milano in the 80s.Enrico established his architectural practice in Canberra in 1956. Almost forty years later, the pair met during Gianmatteo’s first visit to Australia in 1995. A year later Gianmatteo established his architectural practice, Act_Romegialli in Italy. Enrico and Gianmatteo’s mutual passion for and disparate approaches to architecture have fuelled their conversations for the past twenty years. As Gianmatteo says, “there is no single answer to the problem and the exchange of opinions and passionate ideas can help you get a better view of possible paths to take… These discussions with Enrico about architecture (and life) are one of the most beautiful things that have happened to me in life and I want to continue to fight and argue with him.”

Salon Gatherings

The Monster Salon and Dining rooms at Hotel Hotel were a reinterpretation of the suburban family rooms of immigrants in Australia post WWII. It was a domestic place. At once a parlour for receiving guests, for talking art and politics, a living room for lolling around by the fire with friends, a place for listening to music, and a room for sharing meals. At times, we gathered old and new friends here to exchange ideas and we host conversations, poetry readings and performances. Fittingly, we often shared stories about immigration, about how immigration increases the textures and layers of a place’s cultural fabric. These are important stories. Especially in a time when the number of people displaced by conflict is at its highest since the aftermath of WWII.