March 2022

As of this exclusively on-line edition, l’Arca International’s publishing staff provides monthly news and updates about new projects worthy of a briefly and succinct mention. All readers can contribute by sending projects and images to

Ecotone Antibes (France), project: OXO Architectes + Ateliers Jean Nouvel + J. Fussat & C. Baptl

Campus Georges-Méliès, 
Cannes (France), project: Christophe Gulizzi

HELL IS US! by Jacqueline Ceresoli

Rome is already hellish in itself, it is impossible to grasp its complexity. The same feeling of disorientation and sense of failure can be felt as you wander through the circles of the elegant exhibition entitled "Inferno" curated by Jean Clair in conjunction with Laura Bossi.

XDiavel Nera by Ducati and Poltrona Frau

Polestar O₂ new electric roadsters concept

A journey into infernal iconography in the form of over two hundred ancient, modern and contemporary works from the Christian Middle Ages to the twentieth century covering totalitarianism, religious and ideological wars, extermination camps, persecutions, genocides and other human massacres, right through to the last room where we can "see the stars again" with a new awareness that we are indeed the hell we create for ourselves with conflict being an integral part of the human race.

New campus for Université Française d'Égypte, project: Jakob + MacFarlane

Masterplan Campo di Marte di Firenze, project ARUP + MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects

This sums up, in a nutshell, an excursus around infernal imagery associated with the world of the damned designed to celebrate the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death at the Scuderie del Quirinale that has already hosted exhibitions dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci (2019) and Raphael Sanzio (2020). 

The Heracleum III Linear by Moooi, design: Bertjan Pot 

Eres Collection by Paola Lenti

And when we speak of hell we delve into the deepest depths and contradictions of our passions, which, for better or worse, have terrible consequences and bring about devastating changes. Read hall

Fondation Hartung-Bergman, Antibes (France)

Le château XIIe de la Ballue ses jardins inattendus (France)

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Messa a nudo E (2020), Commanderie de Peyrassol (France)