47 years after Haus-Rucker-Co’s Oase No. 7 burst through the facade of the Fredericianum in Kassel as part of Documenta 5, an exhibition at Nilufar Depot showcasing a new generation of designers became an opportunity to revisit one of the most iconic architectural interventions of the 20c. Our reinterpretation of this seminal project, that acts as a backdrop to the work of a radical new generation of designers selected by Studio Vedét, revisits the concept of the “living envelope” in the age of Zorb balls, high-performance polymers and Alibaba. Like the materials and technologies it pioneered, which at the time were new and are now normal, this installation suggests the Oase and the ideas of temporality it stood for could have finally come of age.
Space Caviar (Joseph Grima, Sofia Pia Belenky, Francesco Lupia, Camilo Oliveira)
Technical Partner (Inflatables):
Space World Air
Valentina Ciuffi / Studio Vedet