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Deep Matter Garden

Archbishop’s garden

Capiago Intimiano, Italy

2018 - ongoing

Architectural design: Carlo Ezechieli
Emanuele Colombo, Paolo Molteni

The project reclaims a currently semi-abandoned plot of land where, almost 1’000 years ago used to stand the orchards, vineyards and castle of Ariberto, Archbishop of Milan. Three rings - whose form was suggested both by the topography and by the spatial arrangement of the site - provide both circulation and identification of different ‘rooms’, each featuring a specific architectural quality. With the aim of revealing one thousand years of history, the abstract and pure form of the rings, literally driven into this ancient soil, act as a section, thus making tangible its historical depth.

Photo: © E. Colombo, P. Molteni

Rendering: © E. Colombo, P. Molteni

  Inspiration from curved pathways connecting different levels
Sketches: © C. Ezechieli

Maquette: © E. Colombo, P. Molteni

Rendering: © E. Colombo, P. Molteni

The use of different materials withdrawn from ancient monuments recurrent in Romanesque Architecture inspired the design of paving.
Detail: Entrance of the Sant'Ambrogio Basilica in Milan.

Maria Lai, untitled, 1989

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