“Maurizio Sacripanti, architect” exhibition at Casa dell’Architettura

On 6 December, an exhibition dedicated to the work of Maurizio Sacripanti was inaugurated at the Casa dell’Architettura (House of Architecture) in Rome, marking the centenary of his birth.

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Prospettiva Osaka © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Prospettiva Osaka © Casa dell’Architettura

 

The event follows one focussed on Giuseppe Perugini and is the second in the series ‘Generation ’15 – ‘18’, a programme of exhibitions and conferences through which the Casa dell’Architettura aims to celebrate some of the most important Roman architects active on the national and international scene over the past century.


 

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“Maurizio Sacripanti, architect”
December 6 – December 30, 2016
House of Architecture / Casa dell’Architettura
Piazza Manfredo Fanti 47
Rome, Italy

 


Through the presentation of a series of images produced by Sacripanti over several years, the exhibition aims to showcase the extraordinary and visionary capability of a Roman architect whose trailblazing work focussed its poetry on the search for new categories and new rules within the field of architecture.

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Osaka Model © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Osaka Model © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Osaka Model © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Osaka Model © Casa dell’Architettura

 

The exhibition features the pavilion conceived by Maurizio Sacripanti for Expo 1970 in Osaka. This project, without wandering too far from architectural concreteness, encompasses originality, invention and above all a conception of architecture as the expression of alternatives, as a dynamic product.

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Spaccato Padova © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Spaccato Padova © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Cagliari Spaccato © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Cagliari Spaccato © Casa dell’Architettura

 

The exhibition function of the pavilion was seen by the group of architects as the inside of a container with specific technical and constructive features. However, what made the project unique was the architectural space itself, capable of changing in time and space, and of offering a sensory experience that was at the same time unpredictable and concrete.

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Cagliari Model © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Cagliari Model © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Cagliari Model © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Cagliari Model © Casa dell’Architettura

 

Sacripanti’s project includes two suspended exhibition levels and a double series of seven circular “blades” that decrease in size, supported vertically by metal towers. These  oscillating “blades,” activated by a pneumatic system, move independently of each other, generating internal/external spaces that are always changing, also owing to the flexion and tension of the outer cladding made of plastic.

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Peugeot Spaccato © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Peugeot Spaccato © Casa dell’Architettura

 

The main objective of the structure was to guarantee its endless “combinations,” i.e. to realize spatial but repetitive changes. A particularly important role was entrusted to the light that crosses the transparent membranes of the outer cladding, with ever-changing trajectories owing to the different degrees of inclination; luminous refractions that contribute to the further dilation/contraction of the pavilion’s exhibition space.

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Parlamento © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Parlamento © Casa dell’Architettura


 

News source and text: Casa dell’Architettura
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