The bookstand produced for the San Rocco Book of Copies exhibition at the Architectural Association in London results from the interplay among rational and pragmatic decisions together with irrational and formal choices. Rational because its shape is a line crossing the whole room that allows just the minimum space to circulate around, its measures and rhythm are dictated by the numbers of copies to be displayed on it and its puzzle-like construction allows to dismantle, recompose, and adjust it each time necessary. Irrational because the metal structure is colored of a mysterious blue-black, its equilateral triangular section its hardly recognizable and a beautiful ornament is hidden inside its two heads; the skinny legs resembles feet of a walking crow.


Exhibition: 2013 / Location: AA Architectural Association, London / A project for: San Rocco Magazine - Book of Copies / Curators: Giovanni Piovene, Pier Paolo Tamburelli / Promoted by: Vanessa Norwood, AA Architectural Association / Project team: Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Carlotta Capobianco, Andrea Zucchi / Graphic design: pupilla grafik / Photo credits: Teresa Cos

119 Book of copies

119 Book of copies

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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

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News

10.06.19

We are very happy to announce Design Balneare, a workshop in the context of Made Labs in Siracusa (Italy) 29/7 – 3/8.

More on www.madelabs.it or... Apply Here!

Design Balneare
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