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A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture

  • 13:00 - 24 April, 2017
A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture
 A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Alameda Park, Av. Hidalgo s/n, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture
  • Design Team

    Matteo Ghidoni, Enrico Dust Architecture
  • Area

    43.0 m2
  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    Arin Alia, Matteo Bassi, Roxani Maragkoudaki
  • Engineering Consultant

    Sinergo Spa
  • Constructor

    Factor Eficiencia
  • More Specs Less Specs

Text description provided by the architects. Temporary pavilion Mextrópoli.
The ROOM is a 43 m2 triangular space surrounded by 4 meters-high walls. The walls are built in concrete blocks. The external surface of the walls is raw, the internal one is painted in light pink (RAL 3015). The ROOM has one circular entrance measuring 2 meters in diameter, and a smaller porthole measuring 60 centimeters placed 2,8 meters above the ground level. Both holes are realized with precast concrete elements, such as common sewage headwalls. If needed, the entrance of the ROOM can be closed by placing a couple of solid wood panels in front of it. This is all we can say about the design of the ROOM.

© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

The ROOM includes certain things and excludes others: it separates an interior from an exterior space. It produces a small region where the urban pressure of Mexico City is both absorbed and provisionally suspended. Outside, the walls provide 120 m2 of total exhibition surface for the festival purposes. But they can also be painted, used to hold temporary structures, covered with advertisment, vandalized. Inside, a silent “fragment of desert” holds the memory of the origin of the city. It doesn’t suggest any specific activity, nor tries to forsee them. Its gentle slope is generous enough to accept the unpredictable.

Axonometric in Context
Axonometric in Context
Axonometric
Axonometric

Finally, the ROOM can be easily dismantled or, rather, demolished. Its ordinary construction material can be collected and recycled. New concrete blocks can be produced from the old ones. But the ROOM is meant to stay. Recycling the pavilion here doesn’t necessarily mean moving it somewhere else. Confronted with an expected life-span of two weeks, the effort needed for the production of even the most “ephemeral” architectural work is simply nonsensical. We’d rather imagine, and hope, that the real life of the ROOM would begin at the very end of the festival, when the whole city will finally project its dreams and desires on this tiny artifact.

© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

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Cite: " A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture" 24 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/869106/a-room-salottobuono-plus-enrico-dusi-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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