Annabel Karim Kassar Architects shows an architectural installation Camera Chiara with two pavilions ; Liwan and Camera Obscura. Conceived to be reused and reassembled in a different location after its launch in Milan : the Liwan as a mobile shelter and the Camera Obscura as an itinerant cinema.
Invited to the Energy For Creativity exhibition organized by the Italian magazine Interni, Annabel Karim Kassar Architects chose to display a monumental architectural structure in the Cortile 700 and a vision of everyday life in a Lebanese room. Through the bellows of old cameras, Kassar symbolizes stills of Lebanese lifestyles brought to life here by the actor-spectators entering, wandering through, contemplating and leaving the space.
Two telescopic structures, named Liwan and Obscura respectively, made of raw metal and burnt dark and rough wooden planks face one another not far from Kengo Kuma’s paper structure and Alessandro Mendini’s giant red lipstick.
Annabel Karim Kassar not only highlights savoir-faire but also French and Lebanese savoir-vivre. Attracted by the diffuse light from Saint-Gobain’s hand-blown glass, one is in for a rare experience – a piece of interior and a kind of cinema installation.
Width6.80m Depth7.50m Height2.75 m to 5.40 m Capacity30 people