The exhibition “Community: Italy. Architecture, city and landscape from the postwar period to 2000” at Triennale di Milano (28 November 2015 – 06 March 2016) curated by Alberto Ferlenga and Marco Biraghi. It aims to tell the story of Italian architecture of the late twentieth century. Drafts and models by the biggest names in the history of Italian architecture, landscape photos and the the transformation at present focuses on the current status of the Italian landscape.
Introduced by a video installation and the sculpture by Pietro Consagra “The Horizontal City” the main body of the exhibition consists of approximately 120 works, including models, original drawings and albums that illustrate the design aspects in detail. From Ludovico Quaroni, Ignazio Gardella and Aldo Rossi to Renzo Piano.
Another important relationship developed by Italian architecture is that with landscape photography. As such, one section of the exhibition is devoted to the images of some of the best Italian photographers (from Gabriele Basilico to Luigi Ghirri).
At its conclusion, the exhibition refers to the transformation of the physical body of Italy at present and an installation which illustrate how projectual occasions are gradually changing in contemporary Italy, as well as ask how new fields of application and training needs for future architects are emerging.
Draftech drawers by Emme Italia. were chosen by the Triennale di Milano for the exhibition: “Community: Italy. Architecture, city and landscape from the postwar period to 2000”. The design of Draftech drawers comes from far away, a tradition that comes from the wooden drawers always been used by architects and typographers and that is consolidated in the fifties of the last century with the development of the industrial processes and the introduction of metal as a structural element. The size of the cabinets fit prior to international DIN drawing formats and then to the size of the plotter prints. In the seventies and eighties the metal drawers for drawings are in major architectural and design studios in the world. In the same period, the metal drawers for drawings become a more sophisticated piece of furniture for “loft style” home furnishings or nomadic creative offices.
Title: Community: Italy. Architecture, city and landscape from the postwar period to 2000.
Where: Triennale di Milano
When: 28 November 2015 – 06 March 2016.