MILAN 2008: Antonio Citterio’s Architectural Lace
The installation was made of 160 hexagonal tiles, each measuring 150×130cm, fitted together over an ultralight structure. Citterio designed them to act more as a membrane than as a container: the holes are essential to keep those inside the building aware of the changing weather and lighting outside the building. The tiles’ tessellation creates the rhythmic geometric pattern that gave the installation found its name.
Kerakoll Design, one of the world’s biggest chemical suppliers for the building industry, helped Citterio realise his vision, supplying a specially developed eco-resin that creates a textured effect with a minimal application. The installation isn’t Kerakoll’s first foray into sustainability: the company offers a range of solvent and VOC-free adhesives and resins. We look forward to the sustainable structures they’ll help create next year.