1:1 at Romanian Pavilion

One last post before I go… An installation by Romina Grillo, Ciprian Rășoiu, Liviu Vasiu, Matei Vlăsceanu and Tudor Vlăsceanu at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.

The premise of the project entitled “1:1”, which will be exhibited in the Romanian Pavilion from Giardini di Castello, is a radical one: architecture as translation of a unique idea, ultimately determining and defining the space we inhabit. The concept is to “exhibit space” and, by doing so, to explore its various instances. A specific and quantifiable fact is related to the idea of “space”: 94m2/person is the population density level in Bucharest, and its representative for the urban condition in Romania. It illustrates, at the same time, both an individual and a collective state of existence. 94 m2 will be the exhibited “space”. It will be experienced by one person at a time. Translating at 1:1 scale this abstract and yet fundamental relationship between man and its space, becomes a key in decoding different meanings of space. The architecture is the physical presence of the enclosed exhibited space and by a seemingly violent process it defines two spaces, two worlds: one that is planed and another that is accidental and a consequence of the first. […]

Found at dezeen.com

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