The Mediterranean sea is a region full of history and past, of great conquests and culture. But is this a place we can picture our future in? Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality, the Croatian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, surprised visitors with a exhibition curated and authored by architect Bruno Juričić, by transforming a classic mediterranean typology, the pergola, into an uncommon and futuristic forest of lattice trees.
建筑师Alisa Andrasek 和 Bruno Juričić以云图为模型，依据场地的环境数据分析结果整合成特定的形态、图形、姿态、构造、空隙和光效，并通过数学方法对云的形成进行捕捉，最终展现出人与自然界变化的的关系。
Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality is composed by Cloud Drawing -the main installation of the pavilion, curated by architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juričić- that in fact re-designs the relationship between the natural world and human intervention by mathematically capturing clouds formation, while simultaneously integrating site-specific environmental data into a synthesis of form, figure, posture, tectonics, porosity, and light effect.
Formed of 300 kilograms of 3D printed bio-degradable plastic, the pavilion cloud-like structure is formed of voxels oriented along a field of vectors generated by a set of fluid forces designed by the architect. Arup provided structural guidance throughout all phases of the design in the definition of the voxels and in the analysis of the complex structure made of more than 100,000 extruded elements.
Under the cloud, a wall-based work by Vlatka Horvat is hosted: in To Still the Eye the visual artist explores the notion of horizon as a physical manifestation of distance and as a metaphor for the future, wanting to address this sense of possibility.
In the background, so as to create an immersive environment, transdisciplinary artist Maja Kuzmanović proposes an audio installation titled Ephemeral Garden that evokes the sense of convivial gatherings under a pergola.
Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality
Croatian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia directed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara
26 May to 25 November 2018
preview: 24 and 25 May 2018
Curator and exhibition author: Bruno Juričić
Curatorial advisor: Branka Benčić
Exhibitors: Alisa Andrašek, Vlatka Horvat, Bruno Juričić, Maja Kuzmanović
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Organization: Moderna galerija – National Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb
Location: Corderie, Venezia, Italy
All photo by Jan Stojkovic