PROJECTS


ANTONIO CITTERIO E PATRICIA VIEL

CLEAR SWEET FRESH WATER

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A pool of water that alludes to fathomless depth reveals the cutout image of the 16th-century court. Nebulized water blurs the boundaries of the real space in a vaporous haze. The contrast
between the clear reflection of the still surface and the off-focus background of the gaze reconstructs the dreamy state of halfwaking. Under the portico, the surreal fresco floats in the
shadows.

 

Partners:
Ethimo
Flos
Forme D’acqua
Lea Ceramiche
Reggiani Illuminazione

Technical Partner:
Aux Out

 

FERRUCCIO LAVIANI

GLAM RECYCLING

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“Glam Recycling is my personal interpretation of the concept of the reuse of water creating less waste, not in a “technical” way ,but aesthetically more intriguing .We thought about a system in which water used for the shower or sink can be retrieved for the toilet drains or for plant irrigation through plant species with scavengers properties. The bathroom becomes an articulate and pleasant space, not just a functional area but also one of the parts of our house that can give an active contribution to the balance of the eco system as much as possible, avoiding waste and remaining environmentally friendly.” Ferruccio Laviani

 

Partners:
Cement Design
Kartell
Kartell by Laufen
Oikos – colore e materia per l’architettura
Reggiani Illuminazione
Technical partners:
Geberit
Green Italia Network

 

PIERO LISSONI

WATERWAY

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“I have endeavoured to express the intelligence of water, so adept at moving, playing, infiltrating and above all always capable of locating a way through labyrinthine formations.” Piero Lissoni

 

Partners:
Cement Design
Geberit
Living Divani
Pozzi-Ginori
Reggiani Illuminazione
Tideo
Technical Partners:
Dornbracht
Irrigarden
Geberit
Woodn

 

PATRICIA URQUIOLA

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Patricia Urquiola decided to interpret these two themes by creating a domestic installation where you can see the importance of the sustainability of the water’s use through a net of tubes and circuits. The latter, growing inside an indoor environment, is trying to increase the daily efforts impact on the environment. Patricia Urquiola created an installation where two domestic environments collide and use a bigger amount of water. The water flows through a kitchen and a bathroom in a circuit of use and reuse. This mechanism of reuse is possible thanks to a system of tubes. The tubes converge into two silos: one for drinking water- placed in the aqueduct and used for domestic areas- and the other for purified water.
The method used to purify the water is a constructed wetland, a natural mechanism using plants which create a suitable habitat for the development of the bacterial flora- the protagonist of the biological depuration. The clean water starts its course in the main garden and, once completed its circuit, is depurated again through the constructed wetland in order to be used again.

Waterfalls and nebulization represent the daily use of water creating a pleasure game between the furniture and domestic environment.

 

Partners:
Agape
Boffi Cucine
De Padova
Forme d’Acqua
Gaggenau
Mutina
Oikos – colore e materia per l’architettura
Reggiani Illuminazione
Technical Partners:
Geberit
Green Italia Network
Kartell
Woodn

 

GREEN ITALIA NETWORK

Water Garden

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The phyto purifying garden is a beautiful natural landscape that demonstrates how to re-utilise the water we dispose of in everyday life. The garden collects the domestic waste water from the toilet, the kitchen and the bathroom sink. Using its phyto purifying properties the garden works like a biological filter providing purified water suitable for everyday uses except the ones requiring potable water. At Cortile della Rocchetta, pipes of different colors show the “water circle” connecting each installation with the central garden: orange and grey pipes represent the f low of the ‘dirty’ water to the garden, while blue pipes show re-generated water coming from the phyto purifying garden.

 

Partners:
Green Italia Network
Reggiani Illuminazione
Technical Partner:
Aux Out