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  1. Trazos no Claustro
    Lugo | Spain

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    The cloister and the building preserved intact its artistic and historical values. Our proposal is based on the assumption of respect for the cloister identity keeping and enhancing its mystic atmosphere. We add a new historical layer to the site: a contemporary layer. This is accented by shape, texture and material, but still delicate, without proposing a new specific function, it creates a flexible space for new uses. The signs in the soil – light and subtle as the leaves of the walnut tree located in the cloister – become small changes of level, useful as informal spaces to sit. These signs are organized in a fluid composition, which has its starting point in the access point to the cloister. Space becomes flexible for different uses, for which we suggest a cultural-traditional relationship with museum activity as well as city holidays. When the architecture turns down at night, lighting will make the ‘traces’ vivid and visible.

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  2. Play
    Genova | Italy

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    Selected from hundreds of submissions, our project was built in one of the most famous European floral festivals: Euroflora2011. Our choice was to create a dynamic design by realizing a platform where visitors could directly take part in the creative phase of a project, proposing their own design.
    The platform is a square of 13×13 pixels characterized by species of lettuce, which vary in colour and texture. These are contained in boxes of perforated PVC, recycled from big advertising banners, useful in its function for the strength and versatility to drain rainwater. Everyone moving the boxes can create the patterns they want and the outcome is continued interaction of visitors. The result is a project changing over time, never static, but rather a meeting point for the game and cooperation. The perforated PVC box is currently evolving to become a design object.

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    The PVC containers for the plants are all made by reusing the plastic material of the advertisement banners.  The making of a planter is very easy; the only needed tools, besides the PVC, are a knife, a ruler and a staple machine.

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