Milan: The New Energetic Landscape 


Bovisa, Milano IT | Milan Design Week| Apr 2019



In 1972 in the MOMA, New York, the exhibition “Italy: the new domestic landscape” staged he work of the radical Italian avant-garde. Young designers such as Archizoom and Superstu- dio de ned those years’ architecturally with new “visions”, imagining utopic scenarios in a close relation with technology. Almost half a century later we nd ourselves living in a different world when compared to the one imagined by the radical utopias whereby a “handy” technology made the city “smart”, but without twisting its physiognomy. In a context where the concept energy” to make in the gasometer area structures from which to slide or jump; UNO8A + caarpa uses the heat generated by digital infrastructure as a way to make a new urban ecosystem; W.A.R. transforms the angel’s cemetery by John Hejduk in a kinetic energy accumulator.

Everything is told through a small domestic interior made by a table sheet, plats, ancient mirrors and puddings, towards an “architecture tableful” with the irreverent radical avour.ts of “energy production” and “energy consumption” are fundamental factors for the present and future development, thinking how those actors can change the existing city is a dutiful act.

For this reason, ve young ar- chitecture of ces confront each other by working on ve different kinds of energy in order to revo- lutionize with creative force the Milano Bovisa area.


False Mirror Office, Ghigos, Gruppo Torto, UNO8A + caarpa e W.A.R. propose themselves as a new generation of designers that ironically talk together about the future of the city in a “new energetic landscape”.

False Mirror imagines totem of tribal energy able to involve the community in new primordial events. Ghigos uses the biomass energy as a way to integrate/ overlap the agricultural world and the city in an urban “back to the future”; Gruppo Torto uses the possibilities of the “potential energy” to make in the gasometer area structures from which to slide or jump; UNO8A + caarpa uses the heat generated by digital infrastructure as a way to make a new urban ecosystem; W.A.R. transforms the angel’s cemetery by John Hejduk in a kinetic energy accumulator.



Everything is told through a small domestic interior made by a table sheet, plats, ancient mirrors and puddings, towards an “architecture tableful” with the irreve- rent radical flavour.



Milano Design Week 2019
Fuori Salone
Repubblica del Design
09.04 - 14.04



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