Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design is showing ‘shikiri / see beyond colors’ at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale; six large models exploring the architectural approaches of her design concept of ‘shikiri’.
Shikiri means dividing (creating) space with colors. “Shikiri is an invented name that literally means ‘to divide space using colours'” says Moureaux, who uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces – not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces.
“Shikiri has adopted its shape and function according to different time and places for every project designed in the past. Shikiri has evolved over time. The concept started from surface shikiri elements, and now has developed to line and point elements.”
“The exhibition highlights the surface and line shikiri, focusing from the architectural approaches and perspectives. Shikiri essence will be represented in the form of models, which are in various scales and suspended in various heights in the room. 1,390 surfaces and 12,100 lines are colored in 36 shades of multicolor palettes. While they symbolize structures, they are also the elements composing space through colors. The exhibit lets visitors experience space with three dimensional layering of colours.”
Shikiri / see beyond colors is being shown at the ‘Time Space Existence’ exhibition at Palazzo Bembo, Venice until November 23, 2014.