Milan, Italy | 105 m2
Organised by the magazine INTERNI, with the support of the City of Milan Culture and Museums Association, PIAZZA INTERNI was a major exhibition-event that featured commissioned micro-architectures constructed for temporary display. Seven international architects were invited to design habitable spaces that would reflect the present and the potential future.
The project ‘A Void’ reflects the concept of poché or interstitial space. The revealing of the poché is achieved by the interaction of two skins, interior and exterior, cut at both ends. In this usually hidden space, where the workings of a building are placed, the tension of the void is created. This temporary micro-architecture participates with the space, reflecting and playing with the surrounding architecture. It is no longer a background, but an active insertion, where the poché itself becomes a space to be occupied and experienced. The installation, a seemingly seductive architectural tunnel, is not a specific and imposing enclosure, but a chance space that is open to interpretation.
Like an ‘open work’, it is a communications portal, where the form no longer dictates the space; instead, it is the actual space and the people interacting in it, which embody it. The sense of movement and fluidity that is apparent in the interior is produced by this natural carving from within, a concept that underlines the communication that this micro-architecture establishes with the surrounding city.
Name: A Void
Architects: Peter Eisenman with Matteo Cainer
Location: Milan, Italy
Client: INTERNI Magazine
Project Size: 105 m2