COPYCAT.

COPYCAT.

De Castelli, among the more dynamics handicraft realities of Veneto, on the occasion of the 13. International Architecture Biennale exhibition in Venice realizes an extraordinary installation in iron; Copycat. Empathy and envy as form-makers, projected by Cino Zucchi Architects, which received the special mention at the Leoni d’Oro 2012 Award. It is not the first occasion in which De Castelli become partner for the realization of a Biennale exhibition work in Venice. The company in fact has built in the years a good reputation done of punctuality, productive potentiality, handicraft competence, attention to the details, precision, delineating an own oneness and making itself well visible in the sophisticated dimension of the architecture. The De Castelli know-how, partly inherited by generations of experts blacksmiths and progressively fed and implemented with the best technological innovations, it expresses, further to a strong organizational attitude, an elevated productive ability, a spontaneity in the relationships and a great passion for the artisan job. Cino Zucchi, architect of international fame, is one among the few Italian invited by the director David Chipperfield to interpret the theme 2012 “Common Ground”, for which has imagined an irregular space, that alludes to a Square, paved with small pebbles of raw iron of hexagonal form, around which great metallic closets are placed. On their external side, each of them show a collection of objects or images. The side of every element / closet is characterized by a “motive” that shows a series of variations in dimension, proportion and rhythm of the construction in iron. The result can be interpreted as a series of models of buildings, on scale, inserted in a Square.

Architectc Cino Zucchi
Place Venice
Year 2012
Photo Alberto Parise

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