After Recy-cle, the MAXXI continues its research into the relationship between architecture and the environment with an exhibition entitled 'Energy', tackling the theme of the extent to which energy influences the physical space in which we live.
A highly topical subject of interest to everyone, a challenge for a large group of international designers.After Recy-cle, the MAXXI continues its research into the relationship between architecture and the environment with an exhibition entitled ‘Energy’, tackling the theme of the extent to which energy influences the physical space in which we live.
The initial articles by Mariastella Casciato, Paolo Scrivano and Dorothea Deschermeier examine the experience of designers associated with the themes of energy and the street in the years following WWII, with a very interesting dip into the archives of the energy company, ENI. Articles by Ciorra, Fujimoto, Ibelings and many others look into the new ground being broken in the sphere of generating and distributing energy.
Here again, the medium for the research is a project involving a number of emerging international designers. Using designs made especially for the exhibition, seven international studios analyze the influence which new energy distribution scenarios will have on towns and other spaces occupied by people: Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados (Chile); Life Things (South Korea); MODUS Architects (Italy); Noero Architects (South Africa); OBR-Open Building Research (Italy); Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan); and TERROIR (Australia/Denmark). The book ends with a photogram section, a photographic journey through today’s Italian landscape of architecture associated with roads, energy and distribution.