FEDERICONASSETTI

THE OBSERVATORY

 

A competition launched by SPUD to provide a temporary residence for 12 selected artists over a period of 2 years. The collaboration with Pablo Smidt, 10 years the lead at the Anish Kapoor Studio, is based on a Fiberglass  casting of a standard ISO 20’ shipping contain providing a unique interpretation of utilitarian manufacturing as a conceptual installation as well as a shelter / studio / open-house / sculpture / installation / beacon.

 The ‘Mappa Mundi’ technique allows a volume to be defined in two separate but linked spaces translating into our wider interpretation of artist studio/public shelter and observatory of the world.

Reinterpreting the idea of the classical internal courtyard where private and public space intersect, a pivoting point and rotational ability of the structure allows reconfiguration to suit site specific requirements, artist preference, public engagement or whimsical countless reconfiguration.

 

Client: SPUD   Value: Status: Competition, Short-listed

the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture
the observatory, FEDERICO NASSETTI Architecture