Workshop Rome was the first part of our venture.
It was a Design Workshop for an installation/shelter for emergency situations. Eleven Architects and Architecture students worked together in teams and created three particular projects. Each project described an installation able to address the needs of any group of people that struggles. All three of them are cheap, easy to construct and mostly made by recycled materials.
The workshop was realized on April 21, 2018 at Impact Hub Roma
Guidance by: Giuseppe Vultaggio, Dimitra Chatziandreou
Philosophy consultant: Piero Meogrossi
Team: Sofia Meletti, Gian Luca Petroselli, Laura Tistarelli
The pavilion aims to function as a small, open theatre. Its structure consists of aluminum tubes and construction pipes while its wide sides are covered with scaffolding nets. These create a suggestive play of light and an intimate, cozy atmosphere. The pavilion is designed for screening and art performances, functioning also as an urban center. Flexibility is one of the main characteristic of our project. In fact, it is possible for it to open and close in diverse configurations, according to multiple needs.
Project “Warm wall”
Team: Daniele Voci, Ivan Simotti, Laleh Sahebjamenia, Silvia Casagrande, Sina Haschemi
Warm wall. This is the name that we have chosen for our project. Born from the idea to give to the victim of a natural disaster new hope, to rebuild what it had been destroyed, a place that they can spend time together. We have conceived the wall not as something that must divide but as a structure that became physically a space to live (could be also inside the wall, it changes is thickness). We wanted to include different functions in order to captivate the attention of more people in a small space. The main recycle material is scaffold pipes and net/curtains/drapes. The space is organized in two main area. The first that we came across, it’s the one where we can imagine like an open market, where they can sell their products (the line with 1.50m of thickness) and we also offer a place to have a sit and enjoy the products with a good view outside the wall (0.40m thickness). At the end you reach a more closed area, the wall (0.40m thickness) became the limits of room for educational and recreational activity but it could be changed. This area could switch its wide and its function just moving the pipes system. Now it became biggest and moving the sitting and the pallets we can arrange a small cinema or a small theater.
Project “Social Boxes”
Team: Antonio Pinna, Giuseppe Lalla, Lorenzo Martelli
Social boxes is a project for emergency situations. It is a cell growing system for creating spaces of social and collective function. Each box can be easily constructed by two people in less than two hours, following the written instruction and using the materials included in a provided construction kit. There are three type of social boxes, distinguished by their main construction material: The textile boxes, the wooden-case boxes and the bottle boxes. The projects objective is to facilitate each individual, family or group to create their own collective, personalized spaces during emergencies, thus creating a new social, ever-growing layer of function, inside an existing housing structure.