9 – 23 April 2011.
From large-scale architectural projects to design: Richard Meier continues to work with Italcementi with the installation “Mutated Panels”.
Mutated Panels is an installation created with the latest materials from Italcementi’s laboratories: i.light “transparent” cement and TX Active “smog-eating” cement. Italcementi Group works with architects, contributing its materials and know-how to work on innovative high-tech projects. The Group’s partnership with Richard Meier & Partners dates back in the late nineties, and continues with the i.lab project, the Italcementi Group’s new Research and Innovation Center, offering the best of “green” construction technologies.
The Mutated Panels consist of a series of walls whose geometries gradually distort in one dimension: their material – concrete – is itself an expression of this plasticity. As the observer moves around the installation, the piece emulates the different planar, volumetric, temporal and spatial qualities. The installation is made up of 2-3m x 3m panels produced using TX Active photocatalytic cement, a self-cleaning and pollution-reducing material used in Richard Meier’s Dives in Misericordia church in Rome. The panels are arranged in sequence – from flat to twisted to flat – supported by a raised plinth, in a series about ten meters long. i.light transparent cement panels run along a wall behind the panels supported by a steel frame.
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