“Alveare” is the dialog between the photography of Matthias Heiderich and the music of Andrea Belfi.

Limited edition to 500 copies for the book 500 copies for the vinyl.

Book : hardcover book (30cm x 22 cm),112 pages, 88 photos, printed on Munken print white paper 150g/m2, logo, slot and brown circle embossed

Vinyl : cutting lacquer, printed on polish paperboard

side A
(A01) vano 07.38
(A02) statico 03.32
(A03) grigio 09.24

side B
(B01) abito 05.20
(B02) passo 08.34

All tracks played and composed by Andrea Belfi on drums, percussion and synthesizer
Audrey Chen: cello on “grigio”
Attila Faravelli: rotating speakers on “statico”

Mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi
Artwork by Matthias Heiderich
Design : Sprflxgrfzm
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“Alveare” is a journey across and around man-made cement beehives – the legacy of a group of visionary architects. Their playground: post-war Italy. Their vision: affordable dwelling designed to meet as many human needs as possible. A superficial look at these architectural reveries decades later might bring to mind terms such as “excessiveness” and “megalomania”. But these massive edifices are prototypes of a city of the future – an urbanized future that was yet to be shaped by bold ideas and dreams. Meandering across the endless corridors of Nuovo Corviale or Rozzol Melara is like a surrealist hike through the realities of thousands of inhabitants of a beehive. And although the walls are made from rigid concrete, they have an organic feel to them. Facades move, shapes shift. Human demands are stronger than concrete and nature will always find a way.”Alveare” is a look at drawing board visions cast into concrete and their human adjustments.
– Matthias Heiderich

Berlin-based photographer Matthias Heiderich is a urban landscapes explorator who plays with lines and colors to give his own vision of the cities, a new perspective on the architecture photography. And certainly, more than all, a regard on the human.

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