As part of the Inhabits program at Milan Design Week 2018, the agrAir project by Piuarch outlines the elements which they hope will be valued for living in the future - lightness, luminosity, careful use of resources, dissolution of contrasts between interiors and outdoors and between natural and artificial spaces – in a balanced relationship between earth and air. These ideas will also be repeated on the rooftop garden of Piuarch’s office (via Palermo 1, Brera, Milan), thus defining a synergic network at FuorisaloneThe project poses the following questions to provoke dialogue in the architectural community with regards to living in the future:
- What should the optimal conditions for comfort be, both for the public and for individuals?
- What are the requirements which architecture ought to follow for the purpose of improving the city, of guaranteeing the well-being of its citizens, to encourage social relations and individual accountability with a view to progress in the community?
Piuarch, founded in 1996 out of a desire to merge different experiences into a shared architectural project. describes agrAir as "the conceptual manifesto of a resolved dichotomy; the philosophical depiction of the elements and emotions which architecture needs to be able to bring out. With its set of reflections, gentle movements, lights and shadows, fragrances and colours which the visitors will be able to appreciate by walking along the paths marked on the footboard or from the outside, the installation produces a space with impalpable contours, an urban regeneration programme to promote the celebratory and optimistic approach of Fuorisalone."
Photo credit: Piuarch