On the occasion of the Fernand Leger exhibition at Bozar (Brussels), the Half Circus is a temporary pavilion built in front of the entrance of the museum. Half Circus is a room to host circus events, conceived as a single semicircular textile object with a sloping roof, which recalls the circus imagery. Made of dark metal structure, white fabric and colored lights, the project pays tribute to the circus period of Fernand Leger.


Client: BOZAR / Project team: Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Johanna Welzel, Corto Herry / Engineering: Ney / Construction: Manu Parts / Textile: Hainaut baches

Half Circus

Half Circus

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About

Piovenefabi is a milanese architectural office founded in 2013 by Ambra Fabi and Giovanni Piovene. Since then the office work has developed through research and physical projects, in the fields of architecture, urban visions and design.

Ambra Fabi studied in Mendrisio and Paris Belleville. She worked at Architeckturbüro Peter Zumthor und Partner and then as a freelance architect in Milan. She has been teaching assistant in Mendrisio (CH) and professor at IED Cagliari and KU Leuven Sint Lucas Brussels. She is currently teaching at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée Paris Est.

Giovanni Piovene studied in Venice and Paris Belleville. He co-founded the office Salottobuono and San Rocco magazine. He has been teaching assistant in Mendrisio and EPFL and professor at ISIA Urbino. He is currently teaching at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée Paris Est.


Contact

Corso Indipendenza 14,
I-20129 Milano
T +39 02 36584547
piovenefabi@piovenefabi.it

Place de la Justice 27/28,
B-1000 Brussels


News

15.10.18

As part of the Divisare box set NEW ARCHITECTS 2 - MILAN, HALF OBJECT HALF ARCHITECTURE is finally out!

Half Object Half Architecture
10.10.18

Metrò Lamp is featured on the October issue of Elle Decor Italia.

Elle Decor
17.04.18

Our furniture pieces realized for Chicago Architecture Biennale 2017 will be produced by Maniera and presented for the first time in Milan, during the Design Week. Maniera 14 & 17: Productora / Columbus Table + Piovenefabi / Metrò. ALCOVA, 17 – 22 April 2018, 11 am – 7 pm.
Photographs by Giovanna Silva.

MDW.3 Maniera
17.04.18

We have designed the Nanban temporary store for the Milano Design Week 2018. The project synthesizes the symbolic icon of all Japanese cities: the kiosk. Alcova, Via Popoli Uniti 11/13, April 17-22 2018.

MDW.2 Nanban
17.04.18

In the frame of the Milano Design Week 2018 we will present Comodo, a small table designed and produced for Silipol Studies n.3, a project by Mariotti Fulget. Opening: Tuesday April 17, Via Pietro Maroncelli 14, 7–11PM

MDW.1 Mariotti Fulget
13.04.18

Piovenefabi has been featured among the 100 talents of 2018 in the design world on Icon Design, March Issue 2018.

Icon Design