A Pistoletto Inspired Interaction

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A Pistoletto Inspired Interaction 

Giovanni D’Odorico Borsoni, Bianca Felicori, Ilaria Furbetta


Architecture joins music to involve the human. Starting from the noise of the city as opposed to the silence of the abandoned Agip station, we believe in music as the unique medium to re-establish the urban fabric. The service station of Piazzale Accursio in Milan becomes a co-working space dedicated to the music industry and the headquarter of Milano Music City. Our design thinking is an ideal scenography made by small gestures which have the purpose of providing a system that allows alterations.

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Who influences you graphically?

We are really addicted to a contemporary art movement called ‘Arte Povera’ and to all the artists that are associated with this term. Michelangelo Pistoletto is one of our favorite and we decide to use his work as a reference for our project, in fact most of the people of the renders are taken from his mirrors. However we’re always looking for inspiration also from the projects we love like the OMA’s works.


You talk about scenography – how could this have been further explore through the drawings?

This project was a really hard task. We had to redesign the Agip Station of Mario Bacciocchi in Milan as a musical co-working space and the idea was to create a flexible architecture that responds to change. The design thinking is the creative strategies using during the process of designing and is made by small gestures which have the purpose of providing a system that allows alterations. The attention to detail made the scenography and I think it’s clear to see it through the drawings because we really  care about the realistic representation.

What defined the use of Pistoletto characters in the images?

I have already answered this question but I want to say more about that. Michelangelo Pistoletto began painting people and other things on mirrors in 1962 to produce an interactive dialogue between the viewer and the image in front of them. We try to do the same thing using his people to reproduce the relationship between the viewer, the artwork and the virtual space we create.


How would you define the intersection between art and architecture within the architectural representation?

The link between art and architecture is found in the similar opportunities in their common means of expression: drawing.
Drawing and representation are fundamental to understand the generative forms that support the process of creativity, whether it is an expression of an artistic or an architectural idea. Drawing, in essence, is a representation of an idea.

[Giovanni D_Odorico Borsoni, Bianca Felicori, Ilaria Furbetta]

What defines the means through which you chose to develop and translate the concept into a drawing?

The concept of interpretation is the centre of art and architecture. We can provide infinite interpretations, but I can say that we interpret what exist, what we can see and our drawing is, therefore, image of the form. Our representation pursues clarity and ease of interpretation and and at the same time is a tool of creativity and composition. Representation of architectural and artistic expression. It follows that representation is common ground of art and architecture and of every operation.