211 Florim Pavilion of Rational Mind 邏輯之亭

2015 (competition) | Milan, Italy 義大利米蘭
Team Lee Shu-fan, Lo Alex, Ma Orchid

How does one conceive a physical construct for the Florim tile products –a material representing only fragments of its final product, namely architecture – in a finite form? We go back to the quintessential Italian quality – the rational mind.

As in da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man or Palladio’s La Rotonda, the substance isn’t the human body or the villa itself, but the logic behind the inner workings of our limbs and the ideal proportion and formula behind the villa. It’s reducing the material into immaterial, and in the process acquires immortality, transcending generations with their thoughts contained within. The Florim pavilion attempts to continue this Italian tradition utilizing the essence from the works of our masters into a new understanding of culture, space, and visions.

The plan of the Florim Pavilion takes the Palladian villa plan as base, turning into an intricate ‘Vitruvian’ 3-D construct appropriate to contain human movements within. The result is a multiplicity of geometry, function, and tradition. Within this enclosure scattered the Florim products on display.

The existing Florim sliding display panels are utilized to enhance efficiency and helps to integrate the existing venue beyond the confine of the paviion. The panels can be curated to sit on different locations within and without the pavilion, providing hierarchical arrangements and circulations to suit different needs during the month of the pavilion’s existence. At the end of the exhibition, the pavilion can be disassembled and compacted into minimal stacks of white metal members and disappeared without a trace, leaving the panels and the venue going business as usual.

The pavilion touches the space lightly, but profoundly in terms of thoughts, tradition, and experience. And unmistakably Made in Italy.

要如何以有限及支離的實體結構去表達Florim瓷磚產品的價值觀?就讓我們回歸到最典型的意大利品質----理性思維。

不論是da Vinci的《維特魯威人》還是Palladio的《圓廳別墅》,意義的重心均非那實在的人體與建築,而是四肢運行的邏輯,及結構背後完美的比例跟公式。能將有形的作品化為不朽,超越時間,帶至千秋的,正是這種思想上的、精神上的、無形的意義。《Florim邏輯之亭》嘗試延續這個意大利優良品質,將大師們作品的本質以新的文化、空間及視點傳釋。

《Florim邏輯之亭》以《圓廳別墅》作基座,再演變成三維構造的《維特魯威人》,錯綜複雜又恰到好處地包覆著遊人的動態。Florim的產品就在這擁有多重幾何面、多重功能且具傳統意念的區域中展示著。

另外,配合既有的滑動展示板不但能提高展示效率,更可令展示場地不局限於亭子的範圍。面板可被移動至亭子內外,從而能有不同層面的展示安排及循環路線,可以輕易配合整個展覽月的不同需要。而展覽結束後,亭子能不留痕跡地被拆除成佔地很少的金屬構件,讓場地輕易回復日常營運。

邏輯之亭只有輕放在展覽空間,卻深刻觸碰了意念、傳統和經歷。還有就是,明白無誤地 在意大利製造

view of the pavilion from Foro Buonaparte
view of the pavilion with continuous panel display
view from inside the pavilion to the street