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New directional buildings of FieraMilano

New directional buildings of FieraMilano

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia
Milano - Rho, Italy
@Ernesta Caviola

Architectural and landscape design by 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo with Jean-Baptiste Pietri Architectes

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia as Architects

From dawn to dusk. On open land natural light becomes a means of transforming perceptions of either a natural or manmade landscape. Within the peculiar setting of the Trade Fair, a horizon within which light is incorporated and reflected amidst whites, greys and specks of colour, it can become a shimmering material flowing from north to south and from east to west, underlining the intense colour of dawn and dusk. The new building is defined by a golden colour, with sunlight and its reflections enhancing its beauty and creating a sense of transparency, opacity, reflections and semi-transparencies within its setting and the various territorial perspectives crisscrossing the area at different speeds and at all times of day. Shades of gold mixed with the whites of the interiors making the elevations appear endless in the morning and evening or, in other words, at those times of day when light strikes the main walls and its physical bounds can no longer be perceived as it blends in with natural light. A black base and a green top frame a perceptual and emotional mechanism which oneirically evokes the use of gold in Italian painting from Beato Angelico to Kounellis on the present-day scene.

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Private Houses
Darlinghurst NSW, Australia - Build completed in 1997
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