PVCConstruct

Casa per tutti

Production : Milan

Design : Massimiliano Fuksas

Description :

As part of Triennale Architettura, the Milan Triennale is this year holding an International Forum on the problems of housing, coordinated by Aldo Bonomi and Fulvio Irace and divided into two events: the Casa per tutti [Housing for all] exhibition, fitting into the Milan Triennale tradition which took the home as its principal theme way back in 1933. The July 2005 exhibition Le Case nella Triennale [Houses in the Triennale] reconstructed the main stops on the journey, which then flowed into the creation of the QT8 model neighbourhood under the direction of Piero Bottoni.In taking up this mission again, the Casa per tutti exhibition (23 May – 14 September 2008), coordinated by Fulvio Irace and Carlos Sambricio with Matteo Agnoletto, Silvia Berselli, Teresa Feraboli, Federico Ferrari, Gabriele Neri and Jeffrey Schnapp, exhibition design by Cliostraat and graphics by GrafCo3, thus relaunches a theme that has been almost completely abandoned by international architecture in the past 25 years: habitation. While efforts in the first half of the 20th century were concentrated on redefining the theme of collective housing, in the second half interest shifted to other themes. Called upon to represent the changeable face of a society apparently based only on material and cultural consumption, architecture thus produced many icons in the area of museums, theatres and concert halls, sports facilities, skyscrapers. While efforts in the first half of the 20th century were concentrated on redefining the theme of collective housing, in the second half interest shifted to other themes. Called upon to represent the changeable face of a society apparently based only on material and cultural consumption, architecture thus produced many icons in the area of museums, theatres and concert halls, sports facilities, skyscrapers. The exhibition aims to provide constructive design responses to the social interaction requirements of communities or individuals deprived of the basic right to a home, bringing back onto the agendas of architects and their clients the theme of the house as a primary resource in the difficult situations caused by the many forms of urban and environmental emergency. Thus it puts forward problems and attempts to classify them according to an interpretation that alternates history and contemporaneity around a few main genres such as the furniture-house, the cabin-house, the prefabricated house, the macro-house, the minimal house. In order to strengthen the message, the Triennale returns to the roots of its past exhibitions, with prototypes to be built to scale in the garden. So the public will be able to move among the housing models specially designed for the Triennale by Alejandro Aravena, Massimiliano Fuksas, MVRDV and Kengo Kuma, who will also speak at a large conference on 16 May devoted to the theme of the house.

Link : http://www.triennale.it