Peter Pichler Architecture


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 PPAPeter 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.


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