YAP 2011, MAXXI, Rome Finalist: Amplifier Rocker Swing by Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos | MoMA

YAP 2011, MAXXI, Rome Finalist: Amplifier Rocker Swing by Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos

Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos Madrid María Langarita and Víctor Navarro

Amplifier Rocker Swing

Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos
Madrid
María Langarita and Víctor Navarro

The main structure in this dynamic environment is a highly heat- and light-reflective canopy of silver mesh fabric resting on metallic structures grouped in concentric rings. Animated by wind, light, water, and the activities of visitors below it, the canopy creates a refreshing atmosphere in the open space, which is furnished with swings, hammocks, rocking chairs, and pierced overhead piping that provides a light sprinkling of artificial rain. All components of the installation are easily recycled or reused. The transport of the lightweight mesh fabric is relatively energy efficient and the material is 100% recyclable.

Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos
Madrid
María Langarita and Víctor Navarro
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