Exhibition by Francesca Molteni and Davide Pizzigoni

Graphic design: ma:design

Graphic animations: Marco Di Noia

Music: Fabrizio Campanelli

Project for Cosmit/iSaloni at Fiera Milano, Rho, 2014

Production: MUSE

8 architects, 8 houses, 8 stories, 8 paradigms of contemporary living.

Where Architects Live is an exhibition that narrates the homes and private spaces behind eight protagonists of international architecture through a big multimedia installation of 1600 sqm.

Environments that you can walk like a big architectural promenade in contemporary domestic view.

It’s the diary of an exploration/raid inside the homes of Shigeru Ban, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2014, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain. Eight designer interiors conversate with each other and with the cities, international metropolis in the middle of a deep metamorphosis: Tokyo, Milan, Berlin, Paris, London, São Paulo, New York and Mumbai.

An occasion to get closer to the many shapes of living at different latitudes – through the construction of private tales, stories of spaces and objects, unseen images and hidden clues – thanks to videos, sounds, environments interpretations and details, made by the curators of the exhibition.

Shigeru Ban’s trees and the house built around Hanegi Forest; the stair-library by Mario Bellini, to climb with many stops: the concrete bubble by David Chipperfield in the Mitte district in Berlin; the warriors by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, who waits the comeback of the owners together with Jean Prouvé; Dynamism of Zaha Hadid in the candor of an impluvium; Daniel Libeskind’s migrations to Ground Zero; The reading room of Studio Mumbai/Bijoy Jain, to read lights and shadows of Indian nature.

Strong elements, which characterize 8 houses, had been abstracted, synthesized, reproduced on a big scale and compared to the real images of the 30 videos of the installations in the exhibition and that have been put together in a film. To see where architects live, or else, what and how their homes are. A reflection of their design poetry, a manifesto, a place to experiment?

A book of the exhibition tells the meeting with the protagonists, the architects and the eight houses, preparation sketches and materials, maquette and images that helped the making of the installations. 

Look at the book WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE

Watch the trailer of the film WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE