Kensington Gardens


Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana, Italy   
Location: Venice, Italy   

As part of the 11th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas presented a temporary architecture called Kensington Gardens. The installation is comprised of three rooms that cannot be entered physically. They represent three experimental houses which reveal the daily human life and its contradictions. Visitors are invited to discover the 'secret' interiors via spy holes. As event structures, these big green boxes show what occurs "behind the buildings" and attract visitors' curiosity.
Installed on 400 m², these three architectural structures were covered with a green lacquer PVC sheet.
Kensington Gardens was showed inside the Arsenale, the place where once Venetian shipbuilders produced one ship a day for the navy of the Venetian Empire, as part of the exhibition 'Out There: Architecture Beyond Building' curated by Aaron Betsky.

Technical info: PVC membrane
Picture credits: Fuksas