Chill-out pavilion is an outdoor sitting room designed by Porthole - architectural workshop, in collaboration with Giulia Celentano and Alberto D'Asaro.
Porthole - architectural workshop - young collective of design works in Milan and Paris, founded by Alessandro Benetti, Francesca Coden, Margaret Locatelli Emanuele and Romans - presented in collaboration with the architects Giulia Celentano and Alberto D'Asaro, the temporary pavilion Chill-out pavilion, in the first edition of Rockavilla Festival (July 17-20 2014, Mariano Comense).
Chill-out pavilion, located in the garden of the eighteenth century Villa Sormani, was thought to be an outdoor sitting room, a relaxation area for the festival audience.
The pavilion was built through a reversal of the traditional design process: the materials were not a result of compositional choices, but the starting point that led to the definition of the project. The pavilion was designed so only on the basis of available materials (nothing has been bought): seven lime trees in the park, one hundred and fifty meters of tulle orange construction, a hundred meters of tulle green construction, four reinforcing rods, four catenary bulbs twenty-four meters in length, sixteen wooden reels and seven pallets.
Chill-out pavilion, with its perimeter membrane semi-transparent green and orange, lit from above by the lights of bulbs, is integrated in the garden emphasizing the feelings of peace and intimacy of their leafy glade of the villa: the effect was that of a "lantern" in continuous vibration, hidden among the trees, able to define the variable intensity of scattered light in the park.
The project is included in a new way in the park, articulated with two different environments: a circular space of seven meters in diameter, in continuity with the enfilade of the inner rooms of the house - to underline the ambition of the pavilion to be seen as a real outdoor living room -, and a space from the elongated shape, "L", designed instead to involve some existing elements (blocks of stone benches against the wall perimeter of the villa), extended so as to make visible the structure far from access to the garden from the road.
The two environments are differentiated, as well as for its shape, even for the type of lighting: the warm light of the circular space, where the ceiling in the open air was crossed by the catenaries, was countered by the brightness of more suffused second room, with the lights strung along the external face.
The fine texture of the towels yard - arranged in one, two or more layers - also allowed a glimpse of the home environment of the interior of the pavilion, further emphasizing the close relationship with the surrounding space.
STRUCTURE: SEVEN TIGLI
The foliage of the seven lime trees in the garden of the villa were used as supporting elements of the Chill-out pavilion, so going to be a backbone strong dramatic potential.
Steel rods and wire rods have played a supporting role to the membranes made from towels yard, and for overhead from external entrusted with the lighting. The sixteen wooden drums and the seven pallets have been the furniture of the pavilion, highlighting the domestic atmosphere of the project.
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