An exhibition titled "Together", dedicated to various forms of habitation, opened yesterday at the Venice showroom of Olivetti designer Carlo Scarpa. Among the works on display were projects by Lina Bo Bardi, Kengo Kuma, the duo Barozzi and Veiga, and Kazimierz Łatak and Piotr Lew icki of the Lewicki Łatak Design Office.
The title of the exhibition, curated by Daniele Lauria - "Together," or "Together" - refers to the last word from the slogan of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale - "How We Will Live Together?", the idea for this exhibition was born from the curator's conversation with 2018 Pritzker Prize winner Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi. The exhibition is organized by the FAI Foundation, Ordine degli Architetti di Venezia and IQD magazine.
Daniele Lauria, curator of the exhibition, also collaborates with IQD (Italian Quality Design) magazine and last year approached us with a proposal to publish two of our Krakow projects in the magazine: KS Cracovia's 100th Anniversary Hall with Disabled Sports Center and the New Museum of the Czartoryski Princes. We got to know each other that way, and that collaboration was followed by an invitation to participate in the current exhibition. IQD is a co-organizer and media patron," says Piotr Lewicki of Krakow-based Lewicki Łatak Design Office about the collaboration with the curator.
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The works presented at the exhibition are divided into three sections on the past, present and future of habitation. As we read on the website of the exhibition's organizers, an element characteristic of all the presented projects is the urgent need to find new ways of using urban space and new forms of collective life. Lewicki Łatak Design Office showed the design of the "Corte Verona" residential and commercial complex in Wroclaw in the interiors of the Olivetti company's showroom.
The "Corte Verona" building, realized in Wroclaw on Grabiszynska Street, is one of the most important projects in the output of our studio, and as a residential building built contemporarily (although already a dozen years ago) it is part of the "Today" series of illustrations. This is because the exhibition presents forms of housing "Yesterday", "Today" and "Tomorrow", where some hypothetical solutions from the future are shown," explains Piotr Lewicki.
The exhibition at St. Mark's Square in Venice can be viewed until November 21 this year.