HARA ANASTASIOU_ MASSIMO DORIGO_ SOPHIE BEHRENDS_ NICOLÓ SPINA_ LUKE MILES_ FLORIAN SIEGEL_ MATTEO BLANDFORD_ JORDANA LYDEN SWIFT_
_about us _operazione arcevia 2.0 _survey and proposal _operazione arcevia beta
UNIT + is a multi-disciplinary group of creatives and skilled collaborators. The UNITâ€™s size fluctuates according to the specific needs of individual projects. At the groups centre is a team of London based designer who believe that through collaboration of expertise and examination of ideas, the quality of design can be enriched.
OPERAZIONE ARCEVIA _2.0
THE FIRST PRIORITY AND EPICENTRE OF THE 1970S PROJECT WAS THE COMPLEX, WHICH GAVE BIRTH TO THE APPROACHES AND IDEAS OF THE FACTORY” “THOUGHT OR “CREATIVE LAB”.FOR UNIT + THE FOCUS SHIFTS AWAY FROM THE COMPLEX AND TO THE “THOUGHT FACTORY” AND “CREATIVE LAB” TO BE THE
The original infrastructure for creativity, (â€œritiro laicoâ€? (a place for reflection, silence and peace), a conference meeting room, exhibition space, a concert-
-space, open air artistic activity and a series of study spaces used for research and artisan activity) holds great importance to cultivate the thought factory.
Together, these plans will encourage other practitioners - artists, architects, writers and conceptual performers crafts people other visitors - to come and interact with the site.
9 Interventions and projects attiring to these functions will mark the landscape built through the initiation of periodical cultural activity and workshops to enriching the reserves identity, the quality of space and the
nurturing creative environment. Some of the interventions will take the form of 'pop up' studios - various shelters or items of furniture which will create/designat e places to paint, write or simply dream.
The inclusion and partnership with these “beauty creators” is still at the heart of constructing this “thought factory” this is not a utilitarian project based around us but the beginnings of an open invitation for all to collaborate.
In September 2012, five members of Unit + journeyed to Riserva Privata San Settimio, at the invitation of the Bartoletti family, to carry out a survey work to document the area for future phases and to present some of the initial ideas from living on site for a week. Through this dynamic engagement using experiential and live mapping techniques
across a range of different media (conceptual documentaries, sketches, models and a fairy tale inspired comic book) Unit + presented a new colour-coded navigation systems, the concept of open ‘air studios’, a proposal for a ‘floating’ meditation room and a towering sundial.
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CONCEPT Through the creation of objects at a furniture scale location in the reserve will be redefined as destination and be given some constraints and become designated to particular activities.
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The Brief created by the unit for the Sundial is to create a beacon, a landmark to identify the reserve within the greater hilled agricultural landscape, that celebrates the reserve and to make a new statement of drawing in new interest and creativity. The construction is restricted to only using material harvested within the reserve, so that the material quality is a direct articulation of the site, hay bales, stone, timber and clay.
TREE MAPPING A common characteristic visitorâ€™s engagement with the area is that many people become lost in its vastness, the response currently in place is to call the park keeper and wait to be found. The proposal of the coloured navigation is along the lines of a ribbon bombing to take place on the site. To have specific colours correlating to particular â€˜zonesâ€™ to aid in the navigation back to the centre of the reserve.
CRYSTAL THERAPY MEDITATION ROOM
The meditation room takes influence from one of the member of the Family, Niccol贸, who practises crystal and bell theories. The platform which floats on the water rises and falls according to the season water collection. The structures its self is a 7 pillared supported triangluar pavilion which can be completely opened to the outside through a shuttered fa莽ade, allowing extensive connection to the outside world while still responding to the particular climate and weather of the day.