Fondazione Prada : : Curating spaces and textures : : OMA \ Milan

Ayesha Sabri, ARCHITECTEM Milan based contributor, visited OMA designed Fondazione Prada and presents a visual narrative of the textures and spaces. The images are accompanied by her thoughts about the design interspersed by statements from the architect, Rem Koolhaas.

The Fondazione Prada has dominated the Milanese art and architecture scene since it opened. On visiting the Fondazione, you are greeted by a dynamic dialogue between pre-existing industrial structures and OMA’s recent interventions. A visual treat, pops of color, simplistic signage, and an overwhelming array of textures and surface treatments.

Continue Reading

CITIZEN “time is TIME” : 2016 Milan Design Week’s most immersive experience

 

This year at Milan Design Week, Citizen collaborated with Tsuyoshi Tane from DGT Architects to create an immersive installation that explores the nature of time. Ayesha Sabri presents details from her visit and the inspiration behind the installation.

Every year, the Tortona Design District, features one event in particular that exceeds everyone’s imagination. This year, it was Citizen’s “time is TIME” installation. A spectacular sensory experience for the visitors for Milan Design Week.

Continue Reading

Anything Butts at Milan Design Week: Design, technology and sustainability

 

As part of Design week in the historic neighbourhood of Duomo Milan, the courtyard of the 18th century Palazzo Clerici is hosting a pavilion by iQOS ™ cleverly titled ‘Anything Butts’. ARCHITECTEM explored the exhibit with its designers. Ayesha Sabri presents her account and details of the installation.

Continue Reading

TECTONICA at Milan Design Week: Ecology of form

ARCHITECTEM was present at the unraveling of Clino Trini Castelli’s exhibition ‘Tectonica’ as part of Fuori Salone, featuring models and applications of Castelli designed textures reminiscent of tectonic plates. Ayesha Zafar showcases the exhibition through her photographs and conversation with the Curator and the Artist.

Continue Reading

Cimitero Monumentale: A spatial archive of Architectural histories

 

Centuries of architectural history can be collapsed into and experienced through the agency of a singular ambulatory experience. More surprising than this assertion is the unexpected set of places where this can occur. The Cimitero Monumentale di Milano – the Monumental Cemetery of Milan – is indeed one such condition, one of the largest cemeteries in the city and a point of interest for many. Architect Carlo Maciachini, whose personal style is associated with the eclectic period of Milanese architecture, poured his design energies into this project in 1866.

Continue Reading

Salone del Mobile.Milano: a Design spring in Italy this April

The 55th edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano will take place from 12th to 17th April at the Milan Fairgrounds, Rho (the venue that hosted last years EXPO 2015). The exhibition will present three collateral events dedicated to the Concepts of Living, Classic Furnishing and Architectural Finishings. Attended by more than 300,000 operators from 160 countries and over 30,000 visitors and showcasing a range of extremely high quality products and services, the Salone del Mobile.Milano sets to reaffirm Milan’s role as the capital of design.

Continue Reading