2 Arper Pavilions / MAIO

2 Arper Pavilions / MAIO

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  • Architects: MAIO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1080
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Jose Hevia
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Arper, TELA
  • Author Architects: Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner
  • Creative Direction: Studio Altherr
  • Styling: Studio Bakker
  • Lighting Design: Cook & Associates
  • Colaboradores: Miguel Bernat, Núria Ortigosa, Mariona Mayol
  • Ing Estructural: Oriol Palou
  • City: Milano
  • Country: Italy
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Text description provided by the architects. MAIO’s spatial concept for Arper is defined by a set of geometric elements that can be freely assembled and recombined. A set of simple geometric frames allows an infinity of possibilities and spatial reconfigurations as well as using different finishings, textures and colors. The system, consisting of 5 basic elements, allows to create reusable, self-supporting and simple-to-build structures.

© Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia



In the first application of the system, a series of spaces enclosing a piazza have been created. The central space is surrounded by a set of interconnected rooms where furniture is shown. 

© Jose Hevia

Each room has been designed as a space related to its specific content and styling. The walls and the ceiling of each room change in order to provide a unique character to each one. The spaces become domestic while adapted to the big scale of the fair, forming a sort of a city-within-a-city while the promenade among them shows a changing environment. In this particular application, the frames have been covered with wood and painted in the interior of the rooms.

© Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia


In the second application of the system, the booth is conceived as a continuous space containing the furniture. The basic elements are covered with a double fabric finishing forming a translucent box material that allows to play with shadows and transparency. The continuity of the box is only interrupted by some openings resulting of the circular and triangular basic frames.

© Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

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Address:Foro Buonaparte, 65, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

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Cite: "2 Arper Pavilions / MAIO" [2 Pabellones Arper / MAIO] 20 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/875804/2-arper-pavilions-maio> ISSN 0719-8884

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