Giovanna Caruso Fendi
Light installation: artec3
Complete (design and construction)
375 sq m
property is on two levels, a ground floor with street entrance from Piazza del
Foro Traiano and a basement which is accessed via an internal staircase.
extraordinary archaeological context in which it is immersed is strongly
perceived through glass openings that overlook the Basilica Ulpia and the
Trajan's Column; it will therefore be inevitable and stimulating the contrast with
the works of contemporary art that the space will accommodate during its
approach to the place could only be "silent", albeit with the
intention of restoring an architectural identity to the space: the project took
the form of a series of operations essentially based on the use of matter and
light, articulated through a sequence of minimal variations.
operations that most characterize the intervention are the replacement of the
existing wooden planking with an earthenware floor and the painting of walls
and false ceilings with shades that vary slightly in the rooms to emphasize the
variation of natural light.
room there is also an integrated piece of furniture that characterizes it,
including the bookshop at the entrance, the wooden grandstand in the screening
room, the bar counter.
lighting system, in addition to contributing to the characterization of spaces
through the aesthetics of the luminaires used, accurately calibrates the light
according to the size, shape and finishes of each environment.