- Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

On the occasion of this edition of the FuoriSalone 2023, we went to visit the "INTERNI Design Re-evolution" event with the installations in the cloister of the Università Statale di Milano.

TANGIBILE & INTANGIBILE by One Works is one of them.

Below we report the description of the press release from Interni Magazine and Dr. Hen polycarbonate.

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Gabriella Ruggieri for 1blog4u

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

Two totems stage the balance between material and immaterial: a balance between know-how and the discovery of new construction forms and materials

Cortile d’Onore, Università Statale of Milano.

On the one hand what it is possible to experience with all the senses, on the other what it is not possible to touch physically but which it is still possible to perceive in a space in which to experience emotions: material and immaterial coexist in the same path.

The project by Giulio De Carli and Leonardo Cavalli of One Works with Mapei consist of two totems that represent cultural dualism, revealing the reciprocal complementarity, but also the extreme opposition, between the tangible and the intangible.

They are positioned along a path drawn on a platform: one, the one that tells the tangible, is composed of layers of various building materials, which we are not used to seeing, because they disappear to the human eye when the architectural work is completed.

Mortars, sealants, plasters and other Mapei materials are superimposed on various essential elements for construction, such as metal profiles, wood and glass painted with ICA Group products and brick blocks.

The other, the one that represents the intangible, is defined by a thin metal profile that creates a visually empty parallelepiped, which comes alive by bringing the visitor into the immaterial world of virtual experience.

Created in collaboration with Mapei and ICA Group, TANGIBILE & INTANGIBILE therefore reinterprets materials that define the architectural space and are visible to the human eye, combined with essential materials for building, but invisible once the work is finished".(Interni Magazine)

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

In Cortile d’Onore of the Università Statale di Milano, connected to the “Design Re-evolution” project by Interni Magazine, our multiwall panels have been inserted into the work developed in collaboration with Mapei.

The great totem composed of several layers of the most used building materials represents an awareness of current construction methods.

By placing ourselves before the necessary question about the sustainability of our actions, as the environmental impact of a building does not derive only from the finishing surfaces of the envelopes and from an aesthetic evaluation... indeed, from the responsible choice of ‘hidden materials’ that create the backbone of each architecture.

We are therefore speaking of an artwork that evaluates the return to the essential, comparing the multi-material ‘stack’ with a second column made with a simple file around which, thanks to an Al App, each visitor can design his own city of the future".(dott.gallina polycarbonate)


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