Project: Antepavilion Competition 2017 Competition by: Architecture Foundation Architect in charge: Nicolo' Lewanski Result: 2nd place
Team: Architect Federica Russo Civil Structural Engineer Giovanni Berti Model maker Rob Featherstone McIntyre Technical Design Umberto Vallini Landscape Architect Caterina Micucci Mockup design Antonio Giuseppe Di Mauro Mockup construction Antonio Ingrassia and Marco Esposito Photography Project Matteo Brancali Thanks to: Mark Alexander Developments
We wish we had the instruments to understand the city like they did in the sixties, when they designed all these bold futures. We wish, but we don’t know how. No matter! There is no excuse to hide behind concrete facades, like Shinohara did after the Metabolists.
We designed a dialectic machine to assess our relationship with the city. Floating on a net above the plants – a secret garden of sort, yes, a comfortable world hidden away – we start from this degree zero to select, open and close, angle the panels which constitute the facades. Thus we construct our understanding of the surroundings.