Building according to nature opens the 2010 season at FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti and Iris Ceramica’s SpazioFMG for Architecture. The exhibition curated by Luca Molinari and Simona Galateo presents projects by four architectural practices that stand out for their environmental sustainability: ecoLogicStudio, deamicisarchitetti with porfiristudio, tamassociati and Iosa Ghini Associati.
[..]"Now more than ever, we need to be able to plan all changes and transformations in the name of sustainability in order to protect and preserve the land and its specific qualities."[..](Luca Molinari and Simona Galateo)
The projects in the exhibition illustrate four different concrete ways of intervening in four different specific situations, looking at architecture and the essential role it plays in transformation and management of the land in an interesting and innovative way.
The Light Wall House (ecoLogicStudio)is a private home in Turin in which a sophisticated system is applied to the walls: spiral-shaped hollows inserted in the walls act as a filter with the world outside and make it possible to adapt light and temperature conditions as required.
The People Mover (Iosa Ghini Associati) is a monorail shuttle which will take passengers from Bologna airport to the city’s central railway station. A long ecological strip with photovoltaic panels and greenery to balance its presence in the city.
The Value Partners Headquarters (deamicisarchitetti e porfiristudio) in Milan is an industrial building converted for office use, designed and built using sustainable energy production and consumption systems.
The Container project (tamassociati) in Sudan recycles and reuses the containers that were left on the edges of the construction site for the Salam Centre built by the NGOEmergency, transforming them into housing units for the medical staff working at the heart surgery centre.
The Iris FMG Gallery, which has hosted exhibitions focusing on contemporary architecture curated by Luca Molinari since 2007, will also focus on interior design starting in 2010, with a new look intended to show off the new wall and floor covering materials by Iris and FMG, including ACTIVE Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic tiles.
(by Agnese Bifulco)
(1) exhibition invitation
(2) Light Wall House by ecoLogicStudio
(3) People Mover by Iosa Ghini Associati
(4) Value Partners Headquarter by deamicisarchitetti
(5) Container by tamassociati
Location: Milan, Italy