SET Architects’ ethereal installation emerges inside a 16th century building at the Venice Biennale
during the Venice Architecture Biennale, “casaplatform” by SET architects takes shape as an exhibition installation project inside the scuola grande della misericordia, a historic 16th century building in Venice. the project strategy was centered on the idea of inserting a light and airy structure inside a historic building with a strong architectural identity. the entire design is based on the use of two elements, a modular structure with a metal frame and a white canvas system on which the 140 projects to be exhibited are printed.all images courtesy of marco cappelletti
the SET architects’ project is inspired by the facade of the procuracy – the three connected buildings located along the perimeter of piazza san marco. the height of the installation reflects the height of the base of the pre-existing columns, creating a direct relationship with the context, between the heaviness of the stone and the lightness of the exhibition structure. In order to ensure the internal circulation of the building, the installation creates interruptions at the level of stairwells and emergency exits thanks to the use of suspended structures which ensure the unity of the architectural object.
the large number of projects to be exhibited is organized in serial layout. moreover, they are highlighted by the repetition of the elements with a rhythm capable of bringing the installation into an abstract dimension. the positioning of the installation in the center of the two lateral bays allows the visualization of the projects on the two fronts, generating a fluid and dynamic circulation.
Last name: casaplatform
architecture: SET Architects
design team: onorato di manno, andrea tanci
collaborater: davide pellegrini
Event: casaplatform venezia 2021
location: Scuola grande della misericordia, venezia
customer: publicomm srl
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edited by: christina petridou | designboom