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SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

Italy Architecture News - Jun 21, 2021 - 15:34   2257 views

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

Rome-based architecture practice SET Architects has presented an installation made of modular metal frame structure at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale which opened to the public on 22 May in Venice, Italy

The project, named Casaplatform, is inspired by the facade of Procuratie, the three connected buildings located along the perimeter of Piazza San Marco. 

The project is designed to be located inside the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice during the 17th Architecture Biennale.

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

The entire design is based on the use of two elements: A modular metal frame structure and a system of white canvas on which the 140 projects to be exhibited are printed. 

The project strategy was focused on the idea to insert a light and ethereal object inside a historic building with a strong architectural identity.

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

The height of the installation reflects the height of the base of the pre-existing columns, creating a direct relationship with the context, between the heaviness of the stone and the lightness of the exhibition structure. 

In order to ensure the internal circulation of the building, the installation creates interruptions at the stairwells and escape routes through the use of suspended structures that ensures the unity of the architectural object.

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

The key theme of the project is seriality. The large number of projects to be exhibited is emphasized by the repetition of the elements with a rhythm capable of bringing the installation into an abstract dimension. 

The positioning of the installation in the center of the two side spans allows the display of the projects on both fronts generating a fluid and dynamic circulation.

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

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SET Architects presents Casaplatform with modular metal frame structure at Venice Biennale

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The 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice has opened to the public on 22 May 2021. The exhibition will be on view till 21 November 2021. 

This year’s architecture biennale is themed as "How will we live together?" by the curator Hashim Sarkis, the theme explores a widening context that helps architects to "imagine spaces in which we can generously live together".

We invite our readers to find out WAC's detailed coverage about the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale on our Italy page

Project facts

Project: SET Architects (Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci) 

Collaborator: Davide Pellegrini

Event: CasaPlatform Venezia 2021

Location: Scuola Grande della Misericordia, Venezia 

Client: Publicomm Srl

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