Palladio’s Capanna (1998)

Installation in S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy, 1998
for: Zumtobel Staff; DLW

Situation
Refectory – sectional geometry – square + half circle.

Duration
24 hours – A temporary ‘conference’ installation. (On the Lido similar objects go under the name ‘Capanna’.)

Proportion
Colin Rowe’s Mathematics of the Ideal Villa compares proportion systems – Corbusier at Garches with Palladio’s Villa Malcontenta.
The modulor of Corbusier’s Cabanon at Cap St. Martin is here used for the components of Palladio’s Capanna.

Cabanon = Capanna
Materials from three sponsoring firms: Light (Zumtobel Staff); Stucco Lustro (Sto-AG); Linoleum Marquetry (DLW).

Puzzle
For transport (boat) and montage the Capanna was composed as a stack of modular blocks – hovering on blue light above Palladio’s polished marble.

 

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