To quote the essay by Valerio Paolo Mosco in this volume, this publication is aimed at examining appropriate integration of architectural projects within the landscape. The founder of Ubik Architecture, architect Gabriele Pinca, is behind the design of the new Il Quinto estate winery in the hills of Magliano in Toscana, a small town in the province of Grosseto. The cellars were designed to blend with the landscape avoiding any attempt to create a discernable structure; it becomes gradually visible only on entering the estate. Photos by Alessandra Chemollo.

Valerio Paolo Mosco (Rome, 1964) is an associate professor of Architectural Design and Theory at the IUAV University in Venice. He currently teaches at the Cornell University College of Architecture in Rome. He has published a number of monographs: Frugalità (LetteraVentidue, 2022); Viaggio in Italia (Maggioli Editore, 2021, published in Italian and English); Giuseppe Terragni: la guerra, la fine (Forma Edizioni, 2020, published in Italian and English); Architetturaitaliana. Dal postmoderno ad oggi (Skira, 2017, published in Italian); Architettura a volume zero (with Aldo Aymonino, Skira, 2006, published in Italian, English and French). He is the director of the online publication ViceversaMagazine, and writes the column, “Viaggio in Italia” in the magazine, The Plan.

Ubik Architecture Srl is founded by the architect Gabriele Pinca and Francesca Zorzetto in Florence. The firm works in architectural and interior design and construction projects, focussing special attention on integration in the landscape and specific site assessment.


Tenuta Il Quinto. Architecture and landscape of a winery

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 28 × 33.5 × 1.5 cm


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with a text by Valerio Paolo Mosco

English edition


ISBN: 978-88-55211-543