YAP 2011, MAXXI, Rome Finalist: Southern Comfort by Raffaella De Simone and Valentina Mandalari | MoMA

YAP 2011, MAXXI, Rome Finalist: Southern Comfort by Raffaella De Simone and Valentina Mandalari

Raffaella De Simone and Valentina Mandalari Palermo

Southern Comfort

Raffaella De Simone and Valentina Mandalari
Palermo

Raffaella De Simone and Valentina Mandalari’s proposal features the varied spatial qualities of simple wooden constructions: shaded cabana-style rooms that provide space for relaxation and a view of the activities in the surrounding open space. Canopied with different textiles, the structures offer a variety of microclimates; in their minimalism they contrast with the great museum building and the open space of its piazza. The wooden elements are discrete and may be moved around the square, which is partially flooded to create a cooling and interactive environment.

Raffaella De Simone and Valentina Mandalari
Palermo
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