ArchiscapesRover
Leave a Comment

Campus Vitra >> DIOGENE | Renzo Piano


A cabin designed by Renzo Piano and RPBW for the Vitra Campus.

Minimalist housing has always interested Renzo Piano, since he was a student.

Almost obsessed by the idea, during his career Renzo Piano proposed the “mini house” theme to his students in London and also designed some contemporary “unités d’habitation” such as cars, boats and cells for nuns (Poor Clare nunnery in Ronchamp).

At that time there were no reasons of economic efficiency but only self-moderation.

diogene_autonomy

After several prototypes, made out of plywood, concrete and finally wood, Diogene was introduced for the first time in 2009, in the monograph booklet “Being Renzo Piano” (by the Italian magazine “Abitare”). Rolf Fehlbaum, chairman of the Vitra AG, read the booklet and understood the potential of the idea: Vitra doesn’t only manifacture design objects but also considers furniture as an essential part of the human environment. In 2010 a great collaboration began, a partnership that lead to the final result: a project able to combine spatial independence to energetic self-sufficiency.

diogene_shape

diogene_tecnology diogene_dimensions


Advertisements

WHAT DO YOU THINK ?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s