Original installations and new projects of architecture and design, made in a patchwork amazing , anticipating the future of sustainable cities
Project by ANNABEL KARIM KASSAR ARCHITECTS AND INTERIORS with HSC
The Franco-Lebanese architect Annabel Karim Kassar, with her studio, has created the installation “Camera Chiara” in the Cortile del 700, produced by HSC, a company that makes pipes and interspaces for the oil industry. Many craftsmen took part, making custom works. The design of the block of raw earth of the Liwan pavilion is by the architect Sergio Sabbadini. The technical sponsors were Imola Legno for the wood facing, Golran 1898 for the carpets, Sylumis for the LEDs, CAI-Light for the lights.
Project by DANIEL LIBESKIND with LIBESKIND DESIGN with OIKOS
The installation Future Flowers occupied the whole central area of the Cortile della Farmacia. It comes from a fragment of the drawing Chamberwork No. 2 Horizontal by the famous architect, developed in three dimensions with red pan- els. The installation was made with Oikos, a company that produces paint and materials for sustainable architecture, for which Daniel Libeskind has create a palette of new colors.
Deep Words Light
Project by ANTONIO CITTERIO PATRICIA VIEL AND PARTNERS with GRUPPO COSENTINO
The installation Deep Words Light made with the Cosentino Group was positioned in the Cortile d’Onore, at the eastern side of the portico; the architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel took the Teatro Olimpico of Palladio as their inspiration. The four steles (almost 10 meters high) are faced in Dekton, the ul- tracompact surface produced by Cosentino, with outstanding technical proper- ties, available in large sizes (320 x 140 cm).
Monument to Lipstick
Project by ALESSANDRO & FRANCESCO MENDINI with DEBORAH MILANO
The brothers Alessandro & Francesco Mendini, architects and founders of Atelier Mendini, have made a rotating sculpture for the cosmetics brand Deborah Milano in the Cortile d’Onore, taking its cue from one of the brand’s bestsellers, Il Rossetto. The decoration with stylized water lilies has led to a series of make-up products by Deborah Milano, produced in a limited edition.
Punti di Vista
Project by PIUARCH with MARAZZI
The Milan-based studio Piuarch, founded in 1996 by Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario, joined forces with Marazzi to make the installation Punti di Vista in the Cortile d’Onore. For the occasion, the studio produced a tribute to Gio Ponti and to Marazzi, designing the tile #pun- tidivista, applied to the ceiling of the installation (photo, upper left) and inspired by the famous tile by the great master for the Triennale di Milano (1960).
Project by SERGEI TCHOBAN (SPEECH) and SERGEY KUZNETSOV with AGNIYA STERLIGOVA with VELKO 2000
The Living Line installation at the center of the Cortile d’Onore traced a sinuous figure of three rings composed of reflecting bars of different heights in steel and plastic: it was created by the Russian architects Sergei Tchoban (Speech) and Sergey Kuznetsov with Agniya Sterligova and produced with Velko 2000, the Italo-Russian company that produces and installs facades and claddings for large constructions.
Project by STEVE BLATZ and ANTONIO PIO SARACINO with MARZORATI RONCHETTI, VETRERIA BAZZANESE, ZORDAN
The Black Hole installation, a cylindrical tower in wood, glass and steel in the Cortile d’Onore, was created by the American architect Steve Blatz and the Ital- ian architect Antonio Pio Saracino. The work was made with Marzorati Ron- chetti, operating in the sector of fine metals, Vetreria Bazzanese, a company of reference in the glass sector, and Zordan, specializing in tailor-made wooden furnishings.
Vitruvius in Quarantine
Project by BERNARD KHOURY with MARGRAF
The Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury created the installation Vitruvius in Quarantine, in the Cortile d’Onore, with Margraf, the company from Chiampo (Vicenza) with over one hundred years of tradition, specializing in the quarrying and work- ing of marble. The installation involved advanced construction techniques like that of lightened marble (with a thickness of 5 mm on a honeycomb support), and that of the anchoring of the individual modules.
Project by LUCA TRAZZI with VEUVE CLICQUOT
Yellow Tower, a metal cage tower with a height of 20 m installed in the Cortile d’Onore, was designed by Luca Trazzi by interpreting the forms of the famous champagne bottle of Veuve Clicquot, the French company that produced the installation. It is also a tribute to Barbe- Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot, the businesswoman, ahead of her time, who made the brand famous in the 1800s. With the collaboration of Martini for the lights, Sirca for the paints.
Visual Music Facilities Theatre
Project by VALERIO MARIA FERRARI – VMCF Atelier with BIOSEUTICA
With Operafood the architect Valerio Maria Ferrari and his VMCF Atelier, with offices in Paris and Milan, presented – inside a frame in the form of a mouth – the model of the Visual Music Facilities Theatre, an experimental theater invented by Ferrari himself. The work was produced with Bioseutica, a company of reference in the field of natural enzymes; set-up by Caspani Cugini, Barrisol covering by Savi.
Plastico PADIGLIONE ZERO EXPO MILANO 2015
The Hall of the auditorium featured the model of Padiglione Zero of Expo Milano 2015, in a preview for the visitors to Energy for Creativity of the space that welcomes the public at Expo. Padiglione Zero, with twelve rooms, has been coordinated by Davide Rampello; Michele De Lucchi did the architectural de- sign, while the set design is by Giancarlo Basili for the internal displays. A path through the history of humankind and food.
Utopia concreta. Padiglione Italia Expo Milano 2015
M. MOLÉ e S. TRADATI, NEMESI&PARTNERS with ITALCEMENTI GROUP
“We presented a photography exhibition with the story of the experience of the design of Padiglione Italia. Concrete Utopia is composed of the worksite images, starting in march 2014.” Susanna Tradati
“The exhibition is a report on a utopia I have called ‘concrete’ because today it has taken form. Last year at the Interni event, with Italcementi we presented ENtreePIC, a sculpture that was the first application of biodynamic cement, the innovative material developed with Italcementi. It was thrilling to see the first form built with the geometric characteristics and complexity of Padiglione Italia. Today we are here with the happiness that the utopia of that preview has be- come a reality.” Michele Molé