by Elena Sommariva
Yesterday New York practice Aranda\Lasch presented their scheme for the new site for Design Miami, the design fair directed by Ambra Medda. A temporary exhibition pavilion extending over 4,000 square metres will host the core of the collection at the junction between NE 39th Street and 1st Court in the design district, from December 3 to 6.
Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch have come up with a system of translucent vinyl tents (made by US company EventStar) that are combined with a nine-metre-high glass facade. The result is a bright environment with light filtering through the semi-transparent facade, generating shadows and reflections, while the breeze that comes through the gap between the screen and the wall helps to ventilate the pavilion.
Inside, the central section of the exhibition will be dedicated an installation and work by the Campana brothers, designers of the year, and will be big enough to contain a small palm grove that was already on the site.