此作品由 義大利經濟貿易文化推廣辦事處 與 瑪莎拉蒂臺灣 共同贊助支持
The intervention is outlined as a collection of four geometrical fluorescent carpets, each of them arising from different public conditions. They are meant as urban components, shaping a city-in-the-city, to highlight possible human relationships through the simple act of drawing – making publicness something spatially graspable.
The Gate marks the main access to the boulevard from the South: the usual tripartition of the monumental openings in the ancient urban walls dictates the proportions of the flooring. Three arrows, almost hidden in the drawn weft, intuitively address the circulation flows, creating a subtle directionality.
The Maze is understood as an over-scaled tile to be inhabited and contemplated, where to stop and be perceptually confused. The changing width of the fractures, together with the interplay between patterned and naked surfaces, encourages the users to question their movements and behaviors within public space.
The Arena frames an intimate congregational area, facing the Taipei National Forum. Despite the restrained dimensions, it bi-dimensionally translates the stepped configuration of an assembly hall. This arrangement fosters a certain visual engagement between the people populating the carpet, without preventing a specific general axiality.
The Crossing is an orientated square at the intersection of the boulevards. It represents the fulcrum of the intervention, an urban path to be constantly crossed during the Nuit Blanche. Here, the division in tiles becomes more evident – linking a graphic pattern to the geometrical hierarchies of traditional pavements.
ECOL IS AN ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE BASED IN PRATO, ITALY, Founded by Emanuele, Cosimo, Olivia and Lorenzo in the summer of 2016. ECOL is a platform for architecture and research, an itinerant office based in Prato, Florence and London. In a world where image and content are increasingly disconnected, we believe in the construction of a precise geometrical realm, where representation, aesthetics and architecture coincide. We define pure geometry as an accomplished architectural gesture, as an immediate spatial producer. Looking for a new iconography still rich of symbolism, we use geometry as a tool to address intuitively human re-actions and to trigger spontaneous social engagement. We create frameworks for an Active Geometry