Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Lecture: Environmental design-Constructing artificial realities
Date: 12/06/2019 Wednesday
Time, Place: 12:50, FB-309
Lecturer: Edoardo Rizzuti
Italian architect and lecturer based in Moscow, Edoardo Rizzuti is specialized in commercial interior, exhibit design, and branded spaces. His projects are committed to a spatial design thought to convey emotional and communication values. In recent years he has created numerous permanent and temporary spaces for multinational corporations (FIFA, MARS, Kimberly-Clark and more) and institutions ( Moscow Metro, Russian Ministry of Education). Nowadays, after several years working with some of the major Russian studios, where the main was the Art. Lebedev, he is teaching Environmental Design at the HSE – National Research University- Art and Design School in Moscow.
Working as an environmental designer means to construct artificial realities into given spaces, from interiors to open places, public or privately owned, restricted or for public use. With the aim to cover a wide span of cases, here are presented some thoughts on the creation of artifacts and some ideas on how to arrange a meaningful design process. How do thinking milestones affect generating spaces? Functional, emotional and manufacturing aspects find a match with thinking tools through the storytelling of everyday professional practices. Concepts are presented coupled with drawings and realization which have been taken from personal experiences and recent realizations worldwide, paying particular attention to such spaces as playgrounds – studied as spaces for emotional fulfillment – offices and coworking for usability issues, and exhibitions for messages and values communication. These slides illustrate how the cloud of ideas and issues generated by the complexity of spatial design can be managed in order to address consistent decisions which, far from being final, are certainly necessary for a meaningful design practice.