studio marco piva explores materials, colors + textures in architecture at venice biennale
all images by luca casonato, courtesy of studio marco piva

 

 

 

on the occasion of the 15th international architecture exhibition in venice, studio marco piva presents an exhibition that focuses on the aesthetic and functional research behind his contemporary design development. located in the scuola grande della misericordia—a building by 14th/15th century italian sculpture and architect jacopo sansovino which just reopened after renovations completed by gruppo umana—’designing the complexity: materials, colors, textures’ looks at the structural and aesthetic aspects that go into realizing a built project.
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‘designing the complexity: materials, colors, textures’ presented inside the scuola grande della misericordia

 

 

 

the show is comprised of chromatic installations that are a result of a collaboration between marco piva and vicky syriopoulou, colour designer at oikos—an italian company specializing in producing a range of paints and varnishes that does not contain any solvents. a collection of seven new oikos colors are debuted in venice, each one displaying the possibility of color customization, with the historic architecture of the venue acts as a perfect backdrop. in addition, there are table displays that offer a survey of selected materials and technical design components that marco piva has employed in his creative practice over the years.

 

‘designing the complexity: materials, colors, textures’ runs until june 20th, 2016.

 

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the show is comprised of chromatic installations that are a result of a collaboration between marco piva and oikosmarco piva venice architecture biennale designboom
the panels are illuminated by toshiba’s TRI-R LED technology, producing light close to the solar spectrummarco piva venice architecture biennale designboom
marco piva venice architecture biennale designboom
general view of the exhibition
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table tops are lined with samples of oikos colorsmarco piva venice architecture biennale designboom marco piva venice architecture biennale designboom
 materials and technical components that marco piva has used in his design practice are displayedmarco piva venice architecture biennale designboom
a look at some of the essequattro components marco piva has used during his practice as an architectmarco piva venice architecture biennale designboom
studio marco piva venice biennale exhibition at scuola grande della misericordia

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