Housing in Vienna, SPAN designed exhibition design on show at AEDES Berlin.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
6:30pm – 9:30pm
The design of the cairo pods provides the chance to explore opportunities within the aggregation of repetitive objects that imply the creation of heterogeneous figurations. the cairo tessellation, known in mathematics also as example of equilateral pentagons that tile the plane, allow for a high variety of the topology of the plane. In the case of the cairo pods we the geometric plane was extended in the third dimension and delaminated to produce specific elements emerging out of the basic planar geometry. Forming three distinctive elements to comprise one pod. the pods purpose is to serve as exhibition vitrine in varying spaces.
The topic of the exhibition, Housing in Vienna, deals with the quality of subsidized residential housing in Vienna. Vienna has an interesting history on this term, rooted in the red Vienna of the 20ies of the twentieth century. The efforts continued after the second world war, and by today Viennese authorities take pride in the tradition of providing the sector of social housing with the highest possible quality in terms of the architecture and living standard.