John Hill
14. April 2017
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As part of Interni Magazine’s recent Material Immaterial exhibition at Università degli Studi di Milano, SHoP Architects created WAVE/CAVE, a large terracotta enclosure developed with NBK Keramik and Metalsigma Tunesi.

According to SHoP, the installation is made up of a "custom-developed system of unglazed, fluted terra-cotta blocks ... arranged in a soaring assembly (7.2 x 10 x 3.6 meters)." Further, the "1,670 terracotta blocks are stacked in three tiers, with interior faces carved to reveal a surprising ornamental richness as they describe a smoothly curved surface within the high perimeter wall."

SHoP's documentation fo the project includes a short film by Spirit of Space:

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