This year in Isaloni 2014 , we will have in Pavilion 9 an original installation, inspired by leading contemporary architects’ own concepts of the domestic space called ‘Where Architects Live‘: eight authoritative voices of international architecture open their privatespaces to recount the different ways of imagining the domestic environment.
This 8 exclusive installations will be in Pavilion 9 of the Milan Fairgrounds, Rho, to reflect on the home and the culture of habitation .Every question has its historical context. For example, asking ‘where do architects live?’ wouldn’t have made any sense 50 years ago, or to put it another way, the response would have been loud and clear: architects lived in incubators, homes that were the fertile terrain in which design was born, tested, achieving a high degree of humanization and then, once produced industrially, spreading its wings for all the world to see.
Architects like Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and BijoyJain/Studio Mumbai have designed for the lives of others. They invite us to contemplate the projects, experiments, tensions and opinions on the relationship between architecture and design.
It will be virtual progression through the buildings in which the architects themselves live, illustrating just what is involved in designing homes for the most demanding people of all − themselves − with the freedom to experiment with visions and language.