- FlyingGarden is the name of the installation that Piuarch (winner of the 2013 Italian Architect Prize) and Cornelius Gavril have developed for the 2014 Fuorisalone.
It is a floating installation in which the façade and the interior spaces and walls of the Piuarch studio on Via Palermo 1 are strewn with 150 Kokedama.
Made up of aromatic herbs, vegetable plants and edible flowers, FlyingGarden is a metaphor of the possibilities of bringing natural aesthetics into daily work environments.
The result is a constellation of colors and scents that transforms even the most sterile spaces into a green ecosystem.
From Courtyard to Courtyard
FlyingGarden is the first project within the broader from Courtyard to Courtyard project, through which Piuarch takes part in the debate on the city of Milan as it prepares for the Expo 2015 and, more generally, on the issue of quality in contemporary metropolitan living spaces. It means applying to everyday life – locally, at home and at work – the analysis and design skills that can change the face of the city.
- The Roof Garden
The first permanent redevelopment project is dedicated to transforming the roof of the Piuarch Studio into a new multifunctional “green area.” The garden among the courtyards will be many things in one: a project for upgrading the energy efficiency of the building, a landscaping, decorative, social and food self-sufficiency tool.
Opening hours Fuorisalone:
April 8/13 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario formed the Piuarch studio in 1996 out of a desire to merge different experiences into a shared architectural project.
The studio is located in an open space in a former industrial building that once hosted a typography business in Brera, in the centre of Milan. Here, Piuarch designs public buildings, office and residential complexes, commercial spaces, boutiques, shopping malls and even urban plans, with the contribution of consultants from various disciplines.
Piuarch has pursued these themes participating in competitions, developing projects from the planning to the final construction phase, elaborating interior design projects.