design | memory museum
Re-considering the Museum Typology
Piazza Cinquecento. Rome, Italy
Here, at this richly complex juncture in a city hesitant to emerge from the heavy soils of its history, a playing field for individual narratives and interactions, rather than the historical irrelevance of the underground ruins, takes emphasis in the design exercise. Simple architectural forms and their careful arrangement become the passive choreographer to a game of perception both on the project site and the museum design.
Traversing from the greater labyrinths of the city to what can be seen as the gate into modern Rome, millions of personal narratives are written and rewritten over time. Here, lies the living city while the rubble of historicism remains buried in memory.
Ink on vellum