Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012: Citco with Zaha Hadid Architects

• May 19, 2012

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The composition of each of the three showcased works is derived from the intricate beauty of organizational systems in the natural world. These fascinating scenarios are established when energy is applied to geology–developing a geometric set of repeated growth and erosion cycles.

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Each piece, immaculately crafted in marble by Citco, invites further investigation; revealing formal complexity, repetition and textures that celebrate the detailed process and fluidity of natural systems – a persuasive manifesto of nature’s unrivalled logic and unity; a journey of discovery into the forces of their creation.

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The exacting arrangements, structural integrity and precision of these natural systems inform a rich architectural language with the inherent capacity for complex programming.

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The formal dynamic of the pavilion’s design has been generated by subtle gestures that follow a coherent, logical order. A rhythm of slices and folds define each piece; an integration of diverse forms that reflects the individuality of each panel – yet ensures they are considered within the overall ensemble.

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This dialogue of geometries establishes a direct relationship between nature and architecture, an obvious evolution of the creative language explored by the practice driven by the innovations in digital design processes and manufacturing techniques.

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+ Project facts

Project: Citco with Zaha Hadid Architects
Program: 3 marble reliefs and pavilion at Salone del Mobile
Location: Milan, Italy
Date: 2012
Client: Citco Italia

Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Project Director: Woody Yao
Project Architect: Maha Kutay
Design Team: Filipa Gomes, Gerhild Orthacker, Yuxi Fu

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