Losing Myself

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Irish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2016

We were honoured to have been approached by Níall McLaughlin and his team to design the website and exhibition graphics for the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, themed around spatial cognition of people with dementia.

Attempting to encourage not only the expected target group of architecture and design professionals, but also demetia sufferers themselves to use the site, we developed a navigation as simple to use as possible. The icons used can be recalled from long term memory and the colour scheme is based on 1950s colours with a reduced contrast. Most importantly, the site is constructed in such a way no ‘error’ can be made – every click yields a positive result.

www.losingmyself.ie

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Waterloo

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To celebrate the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo, we collaborated with AOC architects on this three room display at the Royal Armouries in Leeds and at Tower of London. All interpretation has been arranged around a large handmade model, dating from 1838, depicting a decisive moment of the historic battle.

In collaboration with Axel Feldmann at objectif.

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A series of posters for the public space as the outcome of a workshop.

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In spring 2016, in the context of a self-initiated residency programme at Museo San Domenico in my Imola, my hometown in Italy, I invited a group of design students from the University of Ferrara to a one day workshop with the goal of designing a series of posters. These poster were to be displayed around the city in an attempt to move beyond the museum walls as the sole site of exhibition. After a guided tour of the museum, the students were asked to chose an item in the collection as a starting point for their design. The outcomes were then exhibited at the museum and around town.

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Marcello Raffo

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Alessio Gianella

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Marco Ugolini

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Cecilia Murgia

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Luca Filippi

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Benedetta Giancristofaro

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Ilaria Todeschini

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Susanna Busatta

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Marco Franceschini

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Antonio Ballan

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The posters were exhibited at Museo San Domenico, during the exhibition Residenzamuseo 01, 21/05 – 10/07/2016, as well as around town, in Imola.

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Photos: Alessio Gianella, Marco Ugolini
Thanks to: Gianluca Gimini

Renato Ranaldi

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Design for a special edition book dedicated to Italian contemporary artist Renato Ranaldi. Here, we decided to follow the idea of “out-of-axis”, used by this artist in his projects. We also attempted to reflect a certain 70s look in the publication, since it collects texts, photos and video stills from three projects initiated by Ranaldi in those years, and re-presented at Villa Romana, in 2014.

In collaboration with objectif.
Published by Villa Romana, Firenze and Argobooks, Berlin.

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Age-friendly Handbook*

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This book by architectural researcher Sophie Handler aims at the ‘socially engaged urban practitioner’. It highlights issues of ageing within our cities and inspires theorists, designers, policymakers and the like to consider age-related challenges into their practice. It has been designed as a small format ‘pocket-guide’ in close collaboration with the author.

Sophie Handler, 2014
96pp, English, softcover

In collaboration with Axel Feldmann at objectif.

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The Debating Chamber

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For a series of workshops and talks titled the Debating Chamber during September and October 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall, at the Southbank Centre, London, objectif have been commissioned to design the temporary signage. Headed under a prominent neon sign we carried the concept of a pinwall further, and designed all typography to consist of individual pins. In democratic spirit the audience has been encouraged to write their thoughts and pin them up for public display.

With Alan Hayward
in collaboration with muf architecture/art

In collaboration with Axel Feldmann at objectif.

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Villa Romana Premiati 2014

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For the sixth rendition of the yearbook of the Villa Romana fellows, Ei Arakawa, Natalie Czech, Loretta Fahrenholz, Petrit Halilaj, Sergei Tcherepnin and Alvaro Urbano we opted for a collection of publications that had no relation to one another. This diverse collection was held together merely by the screenprinted shrink-wrap, which once opened can no longer be re-used.

Edited by Angelika Stepken
Published by argobooks, Berlin

In collaboration with Axel Feldmann at objectif.

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