Installation Thinking About History
Architectural solution: Prof. Massimiliano Caviasca
Location: Verona - Italy
Description: On the occasion of Marmomacc Massimiliano Caviasca was called by the Milan Polytechnic to reflect on the meaning of building in stone, experimenting with the use of stone materials considered, in normal marketing, as waste elements, redeveloping their value through the design action. Remnants of processes, powders and shapeless blocks become noble architectural elements and foundational elements of the architectural project. It is no longer just the surface and its colors, but the mass that is able to withstand unexpected efforts, giving great expressive strength and structural capacity. The three stone arched windows become the real load-bearing element of the two facades which are built with the sense of facing, heavy self-bearing cladding. A base of stone blocks is surmounted by a facade with classic and Renaissance citations that rest on a modern rustication. A block of fences defines the insurmountable boundary between exterior and interior, a monolith marks its preferred point of observation. A modern sculpture of a "prisoner" emerging from a block hides a bright secret inside. For those who choose to enter and stop in the square, a large step in the shade is surmounted by a facade with a clear contemporary image. The construction of a place, a stone square made up of three parts, a facade of a building, a fence and a "land mark".