The design for this Rome apartment derives from the Zumoide, a sort of independent mathematical object whose collapsible/re-buildable structure has the tendency to expand in the same way as a space multiplier – every fold of space is contained in a deep, thick surface that can be drawn out or pushed in, so that the plan, sections and elevations are always accessible and only need extracting from the amount of space Pamela happens to be working with at any particular moment. By being able to extract the space needed for a new building from any piece of the world, Pamela Ferri generate a perceptual state free of any perspective conditioning that creates energy which, she says, is like ”that of a mountain, whose section we don’t need to draw to realize its power…” Paradoxically the outcome of developing different surfaces in space is an absence of form in the three-dimensional sense. Pamela Ferri is working with the Department of Mathematics at Rome 3 University on an alternative to the eclectic and ordinary forms which bombard us on an every day basis.
Abitare n. 488 -Space number: Italian Oxygen_ Project by Pamela Ferri, Client: Marina Artale, Construction company : Urban New Project srl. Text by Matteo Poli, photo by Giovanna Silva.