For its exhibition during Salone del Mobile 2011, the Italian publication Interni presented Mutant Architecture & Design at the Università degli Studi di Milano. The studio, together with a selection of designers including Zaha Hadid, Ingo Maurer, and Carlo Colombo, offered examples of “mutant architecture:” highly flexible structures that could be easily be dismantled, rebuilt, moved, and modified to various locations and purposes over time.
We were invited to create something for the university’s entrancing centuries-old corridor. The long, majestic space presented an opportunity to demonstrate the adaptability of QuaDror geometry, where the structural support system could be stacked, arranged in numerous configurations, and multiplied exponentially.
Our contribution consisted of 30 concrete QuaDror structures, each measuring one meter by one meter. The sculpture begins with a QuaDror square that bridges a tower of two squares, which bridges a tower of three squares. A QuaDror wall bridges the final structure, resulting in a staggering 20-meter-long installation. Produced by Italian fabricator Moretti, the sculpture highlights QuaDror’s profound versatility and strength.
|Institution||UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO|
MUTANT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
|Fabricator||MORE BY MORETTI|