Aequilibrium

C+S Architects, Venice, Italy, 2016

 

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Aequilibrium 

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An installation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

C+S Architects’ participation, entitled eduCARE, was exhibited in the Corderie of the Arsenale and revolved around school buildings, a series of unconventionally re-designed nodes of the city of the sprawl.

The installation, Aequilibrium, combined a red passerelle floating in the air on a cork carpet printed with the projects of the schools. Those projects have become one big story of the potentials of these small buildings within cities and the challenges of shaping a society in transition.

The practice designed a suspended structure, which wrapped around the historic columns of the Corderie dell’Arsenale.

The volume was built through a multiplicity of small steel pieces, welded together to generate a self-supporting suspended element without any need for vertical supports.

The steel pieces adapt; some of them are visible, others aren’t, but all are fundamental to balance the tensions.


Data

  • Begun: Apr 2016
  • Completed: May 2016
  • Floor area: 84m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Procurement: Invitation from the curator
  • Address: Corderie dell'Arsenale, Venice, Italy, 30124, Italy

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