Breathe is the result of the collaboration between MINI and the NY based architecture practice SO-IL.
During Salone del Mobile 2017, the studio took a holistic approach on a 50sqm urban plot to share environmental awareness and to encourage visitors to confront our tendency to take resources for granted: the space is organized to make living an active experience. Each room has a specific function, “a variety of atmospheres and spatial experiences are generated through the manipulation of light, air and water. A modular metal frame forms the basic structure of Breathe, and a flexible, light-permeable outer skin of purifying fabric creates the boundary between inside and outside. A total of six potential rooms and a roof garden provide space for domestic experience both collective and private.” The structure is mobile and adaptable to be disassembled and reinstalled at other locations. The facade made of fabric is an interesting solution and it gives the opportunity to be replaced “to perform appropriately to a wide array of climates and environmental conditions.”
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