e11 - chaosmos, 2020

atrium • 1 •
atrium atrium detail • 2 •
atrium detail atrium skylight • 3 •
atrium skylight fazzoletti • 4 •
fazzoletti fazzoletti fixation • 5 •
fazzoletti fixation fazzoletti legs • 6 •
fazzoletti legs fazzoletti and impluvium tent • 7 •
fazzoletti and impluvium tent impluvium tent and fazzoletti • 8 •
impluvium tent and fazzoletti impluvium tent meshes • 9 •
impluvium tent meshes impluvium tent opening • 10 •
impluvium tent opening exhibition table • 11 •
exhibition table exhibition table detail • 12 •
exhibition table detail
 plan • 1 •
plan longitudinal section • 2 •
longitudinal section impluvium fabric atlas • 3 •
impluvium fabric atlas atrium fabric atlas • 4 •
atrium fabric atlas atrium tent structure • 5 •
atrium tent structure

e11 - chaosmos, 2020

triennale di milano
joseph grima
347 m2
retrospective exhibition
23.01 - 29.03.20
arch. marco guerra, arch. liaohui guo, arch. giacoma di vieste, arch. julia nahmani, arch. yang tian, pablo brenas, shaohan tang
oberrauch gmbh, varna (bolzano)
ferremi leonino, sabbio chiese (brescia)
melloni & toccafondi, genova
julia nahmani



The Palazzo dell'Arte was built in the early '30s on drawings by Giovanni Muzio. It is an architecture of festivity. It presents itself on the "viale" as an austere classical palazzo, almost severe in its dark red klinker bricks and granite masonry. Inside, a sequencing of rooms varies in heights, forms, and interlaced spatial relationships, and reminds a juxtaposition of theatrical stages as well as the fluency of an open pavilion in the park.


Walking from room to salon and again to room, one is accompanied by the rhythm of high windows overlooking the park. Branches and leaves of the trees become an impalpable curtain moving with the blows of wind. The interior becomes an exterior, as all floors and walls become an embroidery in continuity with the surrounding park.


The installation intones with the palazzo ambiguity between interior and exterior and consists of two tents. The one in the atrium is generated by three concentric octagons, rotated one in respect to the other, and inscribed in circles between 3,5 and 1,5 meters. It is 10 meters high and rises to catch the light penetrating from the existing skylights. It is an axial vestibule. The tent in the impluvium is squared and generated by the existing skylight that was reopened on that occasion to bring back natural light. It is composed of four textile walls in three layers of mesh, and a new fabric ceiling. There, the squared geometry rotates to harmonise the space with the existing one. The tent is 4,5 meters high with thresholds at the corners.


The scenography accompanies the natural movement from the monumental staircase towards the atrium and the side salons, hinted by light and shadow, filtered through the leaves of the park. An interior as an intimate landscape.