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Orizzontale Activates the Street with Wooden Intervention in the Azores Islands

16:00 - 13 November, 2016
Orizzontale Activates the Street with Wooden Intervention in the Azores Islands, © Rui Soares
© Rui Soares

Orrizontale has constructed “Casa do Quarteirão,” a permanent wooden installation developed for Walk&Talk 2016, an annual arts festival in the Azores islands, that reclaims the physical space of the street for “convivial and collaborative use.”

© Sara Pinheiro © Màrio Roberto Carvalho Courtesy of Orrizontale Courtesy of Orrizontale + 19

Orizzontale's Recycled Keg Wall Wins YAP MAXXI

01:00 - 31 May, 2014
Orizzontale's Recycled Keg Wall Wins YAP MAXXI, © Orizzontale
© Orizzontale

Just as the 2014 winners of the Young Architects Program (YAP) in Chile and Korea were announced this week, the architecture collective of Orizzontale was crowned victorious for the program’s MAXXI edition in Rome.

The winning scheme, dubbed “8 1/2,” will be a translucent wall of recycled beer kegs and an inhabitable timber podium that will be used as a stage for summer events within the confines of the MAXXI piazza. Shaded during the day and illuminated at night, the glass wall is intended to inspire people to rest, play, watch and listen.

'Gondwana' Installation / Orizzontale

01:00 - 24 February, 2013
'Gondwana' Installation / Orizzontale, © Olimpio Mazzorana
© Olimpio Mazzorana

Orizzontale was recently invited by GATR to take part in the 2012 edition of the architectural festival Festarch.lab with a project which imagines and builds upon an architectural installation for the main square of Terni, a town in the center of Italy. With the challenge to design a multifunctional stage, the result was ‘Gondwana’, a mobile archipelago of wooden platforms, which comes in different shapes, dimensions and colors, and invades the square with endless configurations. More images and architects’ description after the break.