“PARATELIER”, founded in 2007 in Lisbon (Portugal), is now presented in the exhibition “PROGETTI DI GIOVANI ARCHITETTI ITALIANI”, held in Milan between 2nd of December 2010 and 10th of January 2011 as a part of Triennale di Milano.
This is an exhibition of work organized by the GiArch (National Coordiantion of Young Italian Architects) and UTET Technical Sciences® which have started a collaboration to promote the Italian architecture ” under 40 “, through the series of monographs of new series of publications “LineaGiArch” and through an exhibition of young Italian architects called “Progetti di Giovani Architetti Italiani”.
+ Architect’s statement by Paratelier
A volume, a network of shadow, so it can be defined the pavilion at Park Aventura in Almada, Portugal.
The wooden pavilion mysteriously stands in openness of a green grass and bark flakes, together with scattered pine trees whose thin appearance challenges its horizontality. Soft light, suspended time, shadow that create architecture, so pavilion reveal itself to the visitor of the park, who while walking can’t avoid seeing the semi-transparent structure, where full is void, where inside is outside.
Flexible, foldable, unfoldable. One central space, freestanding and multifunctional, able to host small events, shows and conferences, equipped with a structure defined by doors, designed as a support for exhibitions and projections.
Completely opaque internal elements put the focus on the functionality of reception the room, the sanitation and the technical areas for the maintenance of the park. Among the flowing volumes, among the light reflections that are seen, among the projected shadows that are hiding.
One unique material: a wood, outside rough, not treated, rugged, plain, full. It is transformed into the surface more and more defined and refined. Walls of wood chips characterize an external volumes – OSB.
Surfaces of wood dust surrounds the toilet from the inside – MDF. The dark and wrinkled floor is one continius surface. Inside and Outside overlap, Pinewood and Pavilion merge.
+ Project credits / data
Project: Pavilion at Park Aventura
Location: Almada, Portugal
Costs: 120.000 euro
Volume dimension: 105 m3
Surface indoor: 121.80 m2
Surface outdoor: 68 m2
Architect: Paratelier – Leonardo Paiella, Monica Ravazzol | http://www.paratelier.com/
Client: Camara Municipal de Almada
Landscape architecture: Global – Joao Gomes da Silva, Sofia Raichande
Contingency plan: Tabique, Engenharia Lda
Structure: Adao da Fonseca – Pedro Moruja
Engineering: Acribia Engenheiros Lda – Joana Andrade
Contractors: Ceramica Vala Tossca
Paratelier is a interdisciplinary architectural laboratory created by Leonardo Paiella (Roma, 1973) and Monica Ravazzolo (Roma, 1974) in 2008. Our research and design process are guided by curiosity, desire and response-ability (nothing is impossible). “There will be always some thing: body, city, object, building, art work, tree, past, sky, highway, lake, poem, film, park, language, village, door, dog, ruin, border, ticket, future, river, window, square, grasses, book, bridge, forest, car, mountain, airport, garden, walk, shelter, tool, landscape, roof, ocean, wall, light, earth (…) people and reality.
To discover we believe: Authenticiy; To design we assimilate time: Continuity; To create we think of other: Diversity. Life is our case-study.