FUTURE SPACE PAVILION, SALONE DEL MOBILE 2018
PROJECT: Pavilion Fuorisalone 2018 LOCATION: Courtyard Università degli studi, Milano, Italy YEAR: 2018 SIZE: 130m² FACTS: wood Pavilion made of 1.600 wood sticks with an overall weight of 12 tons CLIENT: Interni / Mondadori TECHNICAL PARTNERS: Domus Gaia, Zumtobel CREDITS PPA: Peter Pichler, Silvana Ordinas, Gianluigi D´Aloisio, Daniele Colombati PHOTOS: Oskar Dariz
The symmetrical structure is inspired by the extraordinary quality of the Renaissance proportions of the courtyard of Ca' Granda and plays with the fundamental elements of Renaissance style: symmetry, proportion and geometry. The project explores the potential of the materic presence of wood in a non-typical “building” environment as a structure that should transmit a spatial experience. The installation reflects our studio thoughts about future spaces: sustainability (wood as material), structure and spatial emotions.
Three separate wings gradually changing in height by simply stacking and rotating different lengths of wood sticks (1.600, form a pyramid-like ensemble. Visitors are invited to enter and explore the cave- like installation. The perforated structure filters light and evokes a playful game of light and shadow. It forms three openings, one serves as the entrance and the other two provide views towards the courtyard of the university and other installations.