TO PLAY AND INTERACT
A house made of connections
Photo: Daniel Wood / Casa Dobra
“Design as a bridge between the senses and the world”. This is the essence of the work carried out by the designer Fabio Galeazzo and his team as they embark on experiments in architecture. Creative director of the Galeazzo Design studio, with a Master’s degree in Creativity and Innovation from the Fernando Pessoa University in Portugal, Fabio was inspired by the circular movement of an indigenous dance as a starting point for the project that gave rise to the MANUAL HOUSE, on the ground floor of MorumbiShopping.
“From this movement emerged the great exhibitor / bench: a sculpture capable of integrating the whole environment in a spiral shape, crowned with 10 petals of wood and bamboo in the center of the space,” he says. A space where the MANUAL team proposes new experiences, coexistence and exchange of knowledges guided by the CULTURE MADE BY THE HAND.
In an interview, Galeazzo tells how it was this creative process in partnership with the architect André Nucci, and the surface designer Dani Gautio.
What is the starting point for the Manual House project?
I search a lot about the interface between person and environment and Casa Casa is one of the first projects in which we use this research about how environments can interact with their customers, and how they can adopt the environment as part of themselves and as part of the process itself creative. This is the joke: whoever enters there adopts the space for himself, experiences an experience and feels himself a member of space. My main references do not depart from architecture, but always from art. For this project we studied primitive dances, especially the Brazilian indigenous. We found the photo of a tribe dancing in a spiral, surrounded by hollows. We focus on the rhythm of the dance.
YOUR GREAT DIFFERENTIAL IS IN POSSIBILITY THAT EVERYONE CREATES HIS PARTICULAR HISTORY FROM THE INTERACTION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT.
From there, how was the creation of this space?
One of the searches we did was a dip in the Manual Market, from where we brought motes like the word “dream”. Then, when we look at the manual doing, we understand that it is a communication between the head and the hands through the heart. That is, the heart makes a balance between thinking and doing. This led us to question how this heart would distribute energies between doing and thinking. That’s when we come to the idea of the primitive movement, that spiral that starts from the heart. The Manual Market proposes to the experimenter this contact with the culture of doing by its pulsation. We think of developing this spiral as a counter where people, each one, take a course in their own rhythm. And in the surroundings, are the hollows of the making (space for the workshops), of the nourishing (restaurant and emporium), of the singing (stage), of the rest (furniture-lounge), of the work ).
What is the difference of projects like this?
Its great differential is in enabling each one to create his own particular story from the interaction with the environment. A connection with one’s “child”, awakening our playful part left behind when we set out for “adult” life. The spiral invites everyone to participate in a great dance around the culture of making, where artisans and regulars become part of one family. The ritual family of creating.
THE ENVIRONMENTS OF EXPERIENCE ARE THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
* Inaugurated in November 2018, CASA MANUAL, the result of a partnership with Morumbi Shopping, embraces diversity, collectivity and, above all, creativity. A project that involves both a space for craftspeople to expose and sell their handcrafts, as well as share this knowledge in workshops, talks and shows. A totally free program curated by the MANUAL team and in tune with the HAND CULTURE.
Photos: Fran Parente
Text and Editing: Maju Duarte
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