Biennale di Architettura di Venezia


A Project Identification. Experiencing the Soft Architecture of i-Mesh for the visual and poetic mock up of the installation ‘Weaving Architecture’ at the Biennale Architettura 2018

The project of EMBT Miralles Tagliabue for the Clichy-Montfermeil Metro Station in Paris - a neuralgic point of connection feeling the necessity for identity and urban integration – has a natural semantic and linguistic proximity with i-Mesh. A proximity which is formal and intrinsic as reveals the “visual and poetic mock up”, a sort of anticipation of the future engineering on a real scale.

The project, which consists of a long and deeper research on the pattern – selected by the creative team led by Benedetta Tagliabue – refers to the signs and the iconographies of Africa through a mix of plots, twists and natural and artificial colours, overlying lights, shadows and radiances. The use of non-flammable and long lasting fibers, as identifying and iconic matrix, gives a primary role to the black of the carbon, the white of the glass, the radiance of the basalt, the orange of the coloured Kevlar. i-Mesh - multifaceted - confirms itself as art object, able to decipher the shape, the consciousness and the meaning of the public space.

A material which has been borrowed from the performance world and reconverted, able to adapt its language to the different expressive needs - in one moment linked to minimalism and in another to decorum - to develop the contemporary infinity contained in a thread.


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