‘the cyclops’ hilversum, the netherlands, 2001 (photo by andrei thurlow)

the associazione culturale grafio in prato, italy will be home to the exhibition ‘snake space. nio architecten’ from may 29th to june 19th. the exhibit is curated by marco brizzi and focuses on the work of dutch architect maurice nio. the works chosen to be exhibited are all ‘technical spaces’ a term representing space such as highways, parking lots, industrial areas, tunnels and viaducts. nio’s work is describes as adding life to these otherwise non-spaces. the gallery display will showcase a number of projects and also feature a special installation of robotics interacting with architectural models.

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'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘the cyclops’ hilversum, the netherlands, 2001 (photo by rob ponseb)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘the amazing whale jaw’ hoofddorp, the netherlands, 2003 (photo by hans pattist)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘the amazing whale jaw’ hoofddorp, the netherlands, 2003 (photo by hans pattist)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘the amazing whale jaw’ hoofddorp, the netherlands, 2003 (photo by hans pattist)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘the amazing whale jaw’ hoofddorp, the netherlands, 2003 (photo by hans pattist)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘the hulk’ hengelo, the netherlands, 1997 (photo by hans pattist)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘the hulk’ hengelo, the netherlands, 1997 (photo by hagens)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘flower power’ haarlem, the netherlands, 2002 (photo by nio architecten)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘heaven and hell’ voorburg, the netherlands, 2002 (photo by hans pattist)

'snake space. nio architecten' the work of dutch architect maurice nio ‘touch of evil’ pijnacker, the netherlands, 2004 (photo by hans pattist)