antiroom II, a self-assembled floating pavilion in malta built for EASA link 2015 antiroom II, a self-assembled floating pavilion in malta built for EASA link 2015
jan 11, 2016

antiroom II, a self-assembled floating pavilion in malta built for EASA link 2015

antiroom II, a self-assembled floating pavilion in malta built for EASA link 2015
(above) antiroom ii is a space aimed at generating contemplative experiences
all images © ahmad el mad

 

 

 

antiroom ii‘ is a self-built pavilion by elena chiavi, ahmad el mad, and matteo goldoni made with students from different european countries during the EASA links 2015 workshop in valletta, malta. the floating structure is unreachable from the ground and can only be accessed by swimming or by boat, persisting as a man-made island that can slowly drift away, as a new isolated world. 

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
drone view

 

 

 

the self-standing pavilion is a circular structure made of wood, with a center defined as a small and secure water pool. ‘antiroom ii’ remains light and gentle in its floating and instability. the stoa has a white veil that flows with the wind, giving it a sensation of airiness and breathing. a poetic element is also found on this floating structure, with its white color, circular shape, and flowy fabrics, presenting itself as a safe place and as a temple in the middle of the vast ocean. the user can stay inside the pool or on the wooden deck just floating away. 

 

 

‘antiroom ii’ poetically floats on maltese waters
video courtesy of antiroom 

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
a veil adds a weightless sensation to the floating structure

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
the wind makes the pavilion breath

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
floating together with the structure

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
the fabric acts as doors that are always open

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
the tents fly around

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
‘antiroom ii’ is a primordial space

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
simple repetition of basic elements

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
connection pillars-roofing frames 

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
plan

antiroom ii elena chiavi, ahmad el mad matteo goldoni malta designboom
view

 

 

project info:

 

architects: elena chiavi + ahmad el mad + matteo goldoni

collaborators: emmanuelle agustoni, felicity barbur, chiara belcastro, harsh chhabra, eva de bruyn, margarita fernández, damien girard, ewan hooper, zofia kurczych, kenneth mason, miguel angel maure, noor meijer, malin mohr, marta nikolic, maria passarelli, carlos paternina, ivan rajkovic, pytel roman, nicolás van drunen

support: easa malta
location: valletta, malta
year: 2015
photo credits: ahmad el mad

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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