New York 2019 – “As spaces begin to be experienced more and more virtually, the boundaries of our imaginations – as architects and designers – are no longer limited to what we can physically build,” says Fernando Mastrangelo “That’s where TINY HOUSE comes in; a space where the future of design can be experienced in real life.”
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The installation was designed with sustainability in mind. Manstrangelo utilized only recycled materials such as glass and plastic within a minimized 175-sqft footprint that elevates design by continuing the lifecycle of discarded materials.
The recycled plastic has been cast in an ombre landscape and scrapped glass fragments have been transformed into cavernous walls, “solidifying the concept that architecture and sustainability never need to be mutually exclusive”. The Brooklyn-based artist and designer has also employed his signature cement casting technique inside the house, creating a mausoleum-like entrance.
Brook Landscape designed and built the courtyard garden as the final space before exiting the House, inviting New Yorkers to a moment of peace and tranquillity before re-entering Times Square.
Fernando partnered closely with both Anne-Laure Pingreoun, Curator at Alter-Projects and Steve Lastro, CTO of 6Sides to find the right technology and experience collaborators to create a unique immersive installation, meant to both inspire the passerby and the industry experts.
All together, they selected Delos who donated their DARWIN technology, a home wellness intelligence program, that intuitively responds to the conditions of the home, purifying its air, water, and emitting dynamic sound and lighting designed to restore the body’s natural rhythms.
Fernando Mastrangelo is known for working with unusual materials such as salt, sand or powdered glass. TINY HOUSE is part of his ongoing Space Program – is expanding his “Space Program” experimental interiors initiative that explores the future of living.
The first chapter of the program, THE DREAM COLLECTION, was narrated by an moody and seductive installation and a movie asking whether interiors can be redefined – as fantasy, art, landscape, painting, gesture, sculpture – while retaining their functionality and utility as a space.
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