At the Time Space Existence exhibition in Venice, Space4architecture are experimenting with scale and proportion. PLANE—SITE had the opportunity to talk about the ideas behind their design with S4A principal Clementina Ruggieri and founder Michele Busiri-Vici.
Their installation at Palazzo Mora is so compact, in fact, that only one or two people can enter at a time — offering visitors moments of privacy in the otherwise frenzied environment of the Venice Biennale 2018.
In a new short video with S4A principal Clementina Ruggieri and founder Michele Busiri-Vici, they discuss why they were drawn to such a narrow space. With a focus on individual experience, S4A set out to make ‘make sense out of a room without a purpose’.
Inspired by the Italian calle — the narrow streets present throughout Venice — and the slender proportions of the space, S4A introduced a slanted panel that split the room into two contrasting spaces, creating a room within a room.
The resulting space, filled with natural light, provides a quite and intimate destination away from the busy environment of the exhibition. The video also offers a look at earlier prototypes that had been considered for the space, giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how a design comes into fruition. Source andf photos Courtesy of Space4architecture.