Boano Prišmontas is a young London-based architectural firm, founded by Tomaso Boano and Jonas Prišmontas. They like to play, craft, design, make, doubt, investigate, and challenge themselves and the world around them.
The Unfolding Pavilion is an event that takes place every year in Venice during the Biennale. This year it temporarily inhabited one of the most spectacular architectures of Venice, Gino Valle’s Social Housing Complex (1984-86).
What is space in architectural terms? Gino Valle relied on a spatial grid of 165x165cm to regulate all spatial relations of Giudecca’s Social Housing complex. Boano Prišmontas‘ installation, 165×165, aims to exhibit the process of abstraction and rational control over the space that happens in the architect’s mind.
“The goal is to expose this process in the real world, showing that the lines once drawn on the paper are not only symbols, grammar, language, but they ‘are’ space, they ‘are’ architecture. Lines and distances become squares, walls, structure, room sizes, alignments and imperceptible void boundaries that host our existence and shape our perception of space.”
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