||Ca' Venier Dei Leoni, Venice
Design Research Project, 1983
This project for
the Venice home of the Guggenheim Collection was designed in 1983 and
exhibited at the 1985 Venice Biennale.
Three themes were investigated, all of
which retained the existing wall and integrated it into new architectural
and spatial concepts:
- an elevated square based on the typology of
a courtyard containing diverse towers
- a building as a water fountain with towers
- a city or villa in a garden, with the wall
'liberated' and given a new spatial role.
The last concept was further developed by organising
the towers within the compound in a manner that referred to the structure
and image of the city.
The materials used were reconstructed Istria
stone for the facing. and glass block for the 'light lanterns'. The
verticality of the lanterns was influenced by the lofty chimneys of
Venice. Above all. this project was inspired by Carpaccio's paintings.
: Alek Zarifian, Bahram Badiyi
: Tony Nagelmann
: Model view, site section, longitudinal section, site plan