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Project Stefano Boeri Architetti
Cortile della Farmacia
Data Pubblicazione: 6 April 2016

Radura is the idea of a public space in which to unwind, the spend time, to lingerand wait; an open space inside a larger space. But it is also an urban device to dilute the intensity of flows and movements, offering the chance to experience an acoustic atmosphere different from the background noise of the city.

In the central lawn of the Cortile della Farmacia and its portico composed of round arches, the prototype of Radura creates an intimate and collective space that can host encounters, readings, events. The installation is a circle of 400 cylindrical wooden columns, each with a diameter of 10 centimeters, forming the perimeter.

The columns are anchored to the ground by a circular wooden platform, 45 centimeters high, with an outer diameter of 10.5 meters and an inner diameter of 7; inside, the platform also functions as seating. Radura transforms the Cortile della Farmacia into an outdoor resonating chamber, thanks to a sound installation designed by Ferdinando Arnò; in the evening, it becomes a luminous circle thanks to the lighting system.

Project: Stefano Boeri Architetti

General Coordination: Azzurra Muzzonigro

Design: Marco Giorgio, Daniele Barillari, Francesca da Pozzo

Sound design: Ferdinando Arnò for Quiet, please!

Produced by Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, Filiera del legno Fvg and Consorzio Innova Fvg

Lights: MyLed

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FuoriSalone 2016 OPEN BORDERS an event by INTERNI

Articolo di: Paolo Zangheri
Data Pubblicazione: 6 April 2016


For the FuoriSalone 2016 and the 21st Milan Triennale, INTERNI presents the Exhibition-Event INTERNI OPEN BORDERS, in Milan from 11 to 23 April 2016.

Now at its 19th edition in 2016, the Exhibition-Event of INTERNI takes place at three key locations in the city: Università degli Studi di Milano (formerly Ca’ Granda, 14th century), the Orto Botanico di Brera (18th century) and – for the first time – Torre Velasca (1958), the headquarters of Audi City Lab, which presents Untaggable Future, a workshop of ideas that brings together trendsetters and expert on four ‘untaggable’ themes (People, Cities, Energies, Lights).

Interni Open Borders gathers a series of interactive installations, macroobjects, micro-constructions and exhibitions that explore ways of getting beyond disciplinary borders: the subject is addressed as an expansion of design vision to new synergies, to contaminations with different fields of research, such as cinema, art, photography; and as the application of architecture and design to evolving sectors like the digital, technology, research on sustainability.

Besides the protagonists from Italy, Interni has called on designers of international stature from various backgrounds – Japan, China, Brazil, Russia, Great Britain, Poland – with different types of training and experience, with the aim of forming a mosaic of styles and visions, and to compare, also on a territorial level, the various characteristics and interpretations of design.

Interni collaborates with leading companies in the field of innovation and research to produce the event, as well as companies that represent successful brands on an international level and small niche producers, alongside public institutions that support business initiatives and creativity. With them, the magazine has activated synergies expressed in the production of original products and in the presentation of a cultural vision that will significantly set the tone for the week of the FuoriSalone.

The exhibition Casetta del Viandante (The Home of the Wayfarer) curated by Marco Ferreri – one of the installations of Interni Open Borders – has been selected as an official exhibition of the 21st Milan Triennale ‘21st Century. Design After Design’. Università Statale becomes one of the official sites of the 21st Milan Triennale. Casetta del Viandante will remain open to the public until 12 September.