Entry for the 'Ceramics of Italy' Exhibit Design ChallengeEdit profile
The secret garden is one of Italy’s most characteristic places. Enclosed by four walls and protected from the chaos of the town, these gardens were literally private paradises for the use and enjoyment of rich aristocrats or, more often, for monks and nuns.
The booth for Ceramics of Italy is intended to be a little private paradise where people can rest from the chaos of the show and enjoy the best Italian food and coffee.
The walls that surround the site offer the perfect surface to showcase several different tiles from Italian manufacturers participating in the show. The pattern can be easily changed to show the newest products available at each show. The walls are designed to be modular and can be adapted for the various different sites in Vegas and Atlanta.
There are four public entrances to the space, each one defined by the Ceramics of Italy logo on both of its sides. The plants, easily available from rental suppliers in the area, would be installed in vases on top of the walls, between the panels as shown on the section.
Construction is simple and it is optimized for the specific location of the show, using the cheapest materials available and local methods of construction that don’t require any special skill. The project doesn’t require any specific type of lighting rather than the one already provided by the center.
Descritption from the architect