Client: Lars Müller Publishers
Location: Salone Del Mobile 2017, Piaza San Marco, Brera, Milan, Italy
Project Coordination: Giulia Foscari, Ekaterina Golovatyuk, Harikleia Karamali
Students: Arslan Arkallayev, Tyler Camille Bollier, Linus Cheng, Ludovica Cirillo, Martina Contento, George Fergusson, Sukgyo Lloyd Lee, Adrian Ma, Sebastian Serzysko, Olympia Simopoulou, Federica Zambeletti
My pavilion design was selected by an international jury from the competition entries of all eleven students of the AA Museum Lab (Diploma Unit 15) at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. After the competition, the Museum Lab transformed into an office where the emphasis became on the collaborative work amongst students, split into departments to stimulate the form of an architectural practice.
The project is intended as a manifesto of the relevance of books in the context of the expansion of the digital. Conceived as an itinerant urban structure, the hovering LED-lit roof of the pavilion projects into the city ever changing provocative titles of Lars Müller’s books and shelters the publications within a soft interior-scape. Inside the pavilion, the predominant use of fine cork with diamond-pointed ashlar ceiling details allows for a uniform exhibition book display and provides an acoustically subdued environment within hustle of the urban Milanese context.
Inside the pavilion, the predominant use of fine cork with diamond-pointed ashlar ceiling details allows for a uniform exhibition book display and provides an acoustically subdued environment within hustle of the urban Milanese context.
Intended as a prototype, in future incarnations, the pavilion will transform itself at night by seamlessly morphing into a closed volume through the use of a pneumatic system.
04/04/17 Opening Night: Jasper Morrison ‘The Hard Life’ Book Launch