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  • Atelier MANFERDINI, "Tempera".
    troy NEW YORK

    Elena Manferdini graduated from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and later received her master’s degree in architecture and urban design from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2004, she founded Atelier Manferdini, a design office in Los Angeles, California. The office is based on a multi-scale work methodology and embraces the philosophy that design can participate in a wide range of multidisciplinary developments that define our culture.

    lecture: Elena MANFERDINI, “Unplugged.”
    Wednesday, 10/16
    6.00 pm / EMPAC Theater
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    110 8th Street
    Troy, New York 12180

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  • Tempera
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Tempera is an indoor temporary pavilion for exhibition “A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (June 16–September 16, 2013). The pavilion theme is a fantastic garden where visitors see their own images reflected into a three-dimensional immersive painted canvas. The subject of the graphic depictions of the pavilion reinterprets the topic of “Still Nature”; in particular, the original subject represented here is 3-D scanned acquisitions of natural elements such as flowers and insects.

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  • Eye Candy
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    “Eye Candy” is a site specific installation for the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. The work explores the cultural and phenomenological potential of synthetic surface finishes at architectural scale, and is a deliberate flirtation with the contemporary attraction to the glossy, the playful, the fictional and the pop. The unique iconography of this installation puts forth a clear statement that architectural material finishes have the communicative potential to enter into the imaginary realm of our “eye-candy” culture, exploiting our most superficial of obsessions including desire, age, gender, media, consumption, and delight.

    “Eye Candy” runs through the 8th of March, 2013.

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  • Elena MANFERDINI
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Elena Manferdini’s first monograph, published by Equalbooks, collects the work done by Atelier Manferdini during its first 9 years of activity and is organized around the idea of the role of drawings in Elena’s practice. The book contains an Introductory text by Andrew Zago, and 3 essays (by Sylvia Lavin, Mario Carpo and Alicia Imperiale).

    Elena MANFERDINI, book signing & reception
    Friday, 03/01
    7.00 pm / Library
    SCI-Arc
    960 E. 3rd Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

  • Seika: Painted Canvas
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    This site specific installation investigates the relationship between rendered canvas and architectural envelopes: in particular “Painted Canvas” aims to blur the distinctions between what is living or non-living, organic or technological, promising or threatening, true or synthetic. Ideas about nature and its simulation are central to this small installation, inviting the viewers to question what is ‘real’ and what is not. Constructed out of flat sheets of printed canvas, this wall borrows some of the techniques developed and mastered by Impressionism, and apply them to manufacture specific effect for an architectural project.

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  • Bianca: Reflected Landscapes
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    Bianca: Reflected Landscapes

    Interior and Exterior design for a 60 m long cruise boat in Japan. Upon entering the new Bianca, travelers are immersed in landscapes of light, color and infinite views on the surrounding nature. Floors and ceilings, along with the outside panoramas, act as internal “Second Natures” able to create elongated perspective where extraordinary lands of colorful waters and skies meet. Similar to gardens the wrapping surfaces of Bianca create an idealized landscape that fluctuates between the abstract and pictorial. At each floor of the boat, travelers experience a unique view on the surrounding horizon. Named after the different time of the day (sunset, sunrise, midday…etc), the various spaces offer a continuous pictorial experience of nature.

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  • arlecchino
    college station TEXAS

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    atelier MANFERDINI: This installation focuses on the relationship between scripting and fabrication in architecture. The wall has been designed following general rules of planar tessellation and aggregation. “tessella” is a small piece of glass used to make mosaics. The design of the components was obtained by running a script that blended two primitive figures along an axial plane of the installation with no overlaps and no gaps. A basic dia-grid anchored the size and the rhythm of each cell. The initial script was not based on the logic of the Penrose algorithm, which relies on 2 modules to tile the entire plane. Instead the script was engineered to follow a linear deformation of one cell into another. Therefore each component is perfectly interlocking with each other into the grid but also is different from the surrounding ones.

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