b.OX, Milano, Italy, Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti
Construction year: 2013
Address: Via Tortona | MILAN | Italy
Latitude/Longitude: 45.45187, 9.16313

We always try to convert things in signs for our intelligible abstractions; … ”
Aldous Huxley

Surface, floor, leather, shell.
A recurring theme of composing architectural defining an inside from outside, bordering, giving a form.

The surface is an element of spatial definition but also an environmental component that identifies and characterizes the landscape. It is a plan on which one gives sense and meaning.

b.OX interprets the transmutation of the surface in a complex epidermis able to include and register functional and semantic instances through the acquisition of an own spatial valence. An own “thickness”
A thickness surface (an oxymoron)

In the project” b.OX, the dominant element is the conformation of the surface, its depth in which the aluminum vibrates, deforms, and conforms plastically.
The wrapper undergoes a real manipulation and transfiguration adding to the most obvious performance (energetic, environmental, structural, etc.) its ability to communicate as screen surface.

Some keywords:
Texture, repetition, juxtaposition, layering, articulation, disarticulation, juxtaposition, vibration, color, texture.
Weaving as a rhythm of signs, abstraction / extraction of meanings, figures, suggestions. weaving is the first act of composing…

DESIGN TEAM: Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti, Veronica Grande (project manager), DPS Studio (3 D)
PHOTO: Studio Vertigo Milano

Contributed by Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti

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