Fundamentals 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy

As part of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, the project embodies the theme “Living in the Desert”. The model measuring 1 m2 in black exposed concrete, on a scale of 1/200, offers two levels of interpretation of the project: a comprehensive view showing the system of gradual densification and an urban interpretation of public spaces through a cross-section of the inhabited hills. Architecture in an arid environment calls for specific parameters, such as patios creating a microclimate essential to the inhabitants. The model highlights the overall structure of the buildings and demonstrates the complexity of the patio system. The choice of concrete is essential: working with this raw material in the form of single-cast concrete reinforces the massive and protective nature of the project. Concrete beightens shade and penumbra, bringing out natural light through the interplay of voids and solids.