two exhibitions in Garage

April 5th, 2016

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Inside the new Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Ekaterina Golovatyuk and Nicola Russi (laboratorio Permanente) design two simultaneous exhibitions for Taryn Simon and Victor Pivovarov.
According to the OMA renovation project that preserves the original Soviet-era elements of the former 1960s restaurant, the exhibitions design interprets the museum spaces without hiding its interior backgrounds.

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Taryn Simon exhibition has been conceived as a suprematist space by massive white volumes tidily arranged in the central gallery. Three wide walls, two totemic three-dimensional crosses and one cylindrical recording studio occupy architecturally the open space.
Vitctor Pivovarof Exhibition has been conceived as a long sequence of free standing rooms slightly separated by the building walls and by each other. The narrow spaces in between walls give the chance to bring natural light inside the exhibition and in the same time provide it by artificial light during the night.



URBAN COMMUNITY FARM

January 26th, 2016


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Place / Milan – Italy
Year / 2015 – 2016
Type / Cultural multifunctional facilities
Status / In progress

A new hotspot for the entire city of Milan has been set along the Martesana canal, an historical water route that flows from the outside fields into the city centre. In an old farmhouse three young entrepreneurs gave birth to an unconventional project where commercial activities are integrated with social and artistic programs. LaboratorioPermanente has been invited to renovate the old farmhouse, adding new Read the rest of this entry »



PUBLIC SPACE AND POLITICS

September 15th, 2015


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Who designs the public space today? The urban design is still alive? Why public space in Italian cities is considered a leftover?
Nicola Russi in conversation with Paola Viganò and Rui Braz.

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Backgrounds: first thoughts around a book
September 25, 2015
2pm to 4pm
Place / Milan, Expo Architecture Pavilion, Pirelli tower, 31th floor

Next the program
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“living the city” exhibition

July 9th, 2015

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The exhibition “living the city” is hosted in the heart of the city of Bergamo, in the historic building Palazzo della Ragione, the oldest town hall in Italy, built at the end of the twelfth century on Piazza Vecchia.
The building’s main hall, Sala delle Capriate, is an ancient assembly hall where the city’s jurors gathered to make laws. The room is 16 meters wide and 18 meters long, with no internal Read the rest of this entry »



MILLEQUERCE – PLANTATION STARTED

June 4th, 2015

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Tem, the new highway on the east of Milan, has been inaugurated.
The 1.000 oaks trees plantation project made by Laboratorio Permanente is started!
30.000 Oxigen every day will contribute to reduce the new highway pollution.

Credits:
project: Laboratorio Permanente
model: Silvia Valentina Patussi

– link to the project
– link to Teem



THE MOSCOW SHOWROOM

March 24th, 2015


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Place / Moscow – Russia
Year / 2014 – 2015
Type / Showroom and cafè
Status / In progress

On the west side of Moscow, along the Moskva river, old villages and new settlements are dipped in a beautiful landscape where dark forests come in succession with wide clearings. Read the rest of this entry »



BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION – CULTURAL & ART CENTRE

February 2nd, 2015

The movie has been shot by Fondazione Pier Lombardo to promote the project of renovation for the Caimi Cultural & Art Centre in Milan.

Movie credits:

Fondazione Pier Lombardo & Teatro Franco Parenti
in collaboration with FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano
Filmmaster Productions
Chiara Toschi
Michele Tadini
Roberta Colombo
Gamera

Special thanks to Filippo Timi

– link to the project
– link to Fondazione Pier Lombardo



CULTURAL AND ART CENTRE

June 2nd, 2014

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Place / Milan – Italy
Year / 2014 – 2016
Type / Cultural multifunctional facilities
Status / Under construction

Laboratorio Permanente is working on the renovation of an early XX century Milanese building.
As this structure will accommodate different cultural activities, the aim is to make these spaces as adaptable as possible.
The concept indeed wants to underline and amplify the features and peculiarities of each room. They will be a sequence of locations, different in geometry, natural or artificial light, materials and colours, and will form an architectural promenade along the whole building.

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THE LANDSCAPE HAS NO REAR

May 29th, 2014

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Place / Reggio Emilia, Italy
Year / 2014
Type / Urban research for Biennale Architettura Venezia 2014
Status / Completed

The landscape has no rear.
The ambiguity of Mediopadana Station and the birth of a potential landscape.
Big infrastructures generate areas of exclusion, backgrounds seen through the windows of the means of transportation that pass through them, bubbles of emptiness between exits, between stops.

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THE CLIFF – GARAGE CCC MOSCOW

March 25th, 2014

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Place / Moscow, Russia
Year / December 2013
Type / Conference set up
Status / Built

Set within Gorky Park’s Shigeru Ban building, winner of the Pritzker Price 2014, the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture commissions Laboratorio Permanente and Ekaterina Golovatyuk the temporary set up of a conference room and bar.

The main concept of the design is to create an artificial landscape that generates two different spaces: the stage in front and the bar in the back.
The upper balcony is the in-betweener that joins the two areas below. The goal is to create a flexible space for performance artists that were the real clients of the space.

Links:
garageccc.com/en/event/421

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