Press Box
SET Architects

In the digital era, architecture has become a global communication tool with a wide scope and reach.

As a temple devoted to 360-degree diffusion of architectural culture, Press Box, designed by SET Architects,  encompasses a selection of international publications curated by mint LIST.

Designed to accommodate the reading area of the New Generations Festival, the box stands out within the suggestive Eighteenth-century frame of the Acquario Romano - Casa dell’Architettura in Rome.

The archetype of the street newsstand is translated into a lightweight reticular structure, which embodies the concept of networking. The elements are made of affordable building materials.

Displayed at the perimeter, publications play a crucial role in the composition, defining the elevations of PRESS BOX and creating real ‘paper walls’.

To complete the installation, a 4x5mm white liner mesh wraps around the entire box as an impalpable veil that breathes evocative transparency.

The installation, both ethereal and solid, embodies the spread of information, running in parallel between the virtual and physical worlds, drawing upon the foundations of the architectural discourse and the ethos of shared knowledge.

Location Rome, Italy
Year 2017
Author SET Architects (Lorenzo Catena, Onorato Di Manno, Andrea Tanci)
Curated by mint LIST (Giulia Milza, Maria Azzurra Rossi)
Organised within the program of New Generations Festival 2017 - Architects VS Rest of the World
Structural engineering / metalwork Macchi - Componenti modulari per l'architettura
Technical Sponsors Car.Per Appalti, Diciannovedieci, LAGO, Macchi - Componenti modulari per l'architettura, Maglianella 80
Media Supporters AA Publications, Abitare, Actar, AR-Architetti Roma, Arquitectura Viva, Casabella, dérive, Domus, INTERNI, L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, Lars Müller Publishers, Living, NAi Publishers, OPENHOUSE, Phaidon, PLATFORM Architecture and Design, Real Review, Volume
Photography Marco Cappelletti

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