Visit www.internimagazine.com

INTERNI House in Motion

Exhibition Event
(16 - 28 April 2018)

Università degli Studi di Milano - Ca’ Granda ex Ospedale Maggiore
Orto Botanico di Brera dell'Università degli Studi di Milano
Audi City Lab - Corso Venezia 11
For the FuoriSalone 2018, the magazine INTERNI presents, in Milan from 16 to 28 April, the exhibition-event HOUSE IN MOTION, which brings together a series of experimental and interactive installations of architecture and design, based on the collaboration between highly acclaimed international designers and companies of reference, as well as institutions and startups.

Now with 20 years of history (1998-2018), the exhibition-event takes place in three different locations around the city: Università degli Studi di Milano (formerly Ca’ Granda, 16th century), Orto Botanico di Brera (18th century), and the Audi City Lab at Corso Venezia 11 (the former Archiepiscopal Seminary, 17th century), a laboratory of ideas and encounters on the relationship between man, technology and innovation.

With the theme HOUSE IN MOTION, INTERNI puts the research accent on two design areas that have been deeply influenced by the evolution of lifestyles: residence and mobility. Two apparently opposite concepts, which the dynamics of life today have brought closer, to the point of making them into a single entity.

First of all, the home. Historically seen as the ‘mirror of the soul’ (The House of Life, Mario Praz), today the home is no longer identified with a succession of spaces in which objects, furnishings and memories are layered over time. The contemporary concept of residence corresponds to transformable space, where furnishings and functions follow the evolution of the inhabitants, changing over time. A sort of bespoke habitat, made to measure, capable of establishing a dialogue with the inhabitants (IoT).

Furthermore, the idea of the home is also diffused, nomadic, transient, thanks to increasing ease of mobility and the resulting need for temporary dwellings, which go together with new opportunities to travel, work, exchanging goods and ideas. Hence the new concepts of habitat capsules, places of transit and of rest, refreshment and hospitality (terminals, stations, hotels, museums…), but also prefabricated systems, emergency shelters, all sharing characteristics of sustainability, lightness and modular design.

The concept of residence seen in this light also has an impact on transportation – airplanes, ships, trains, caravan/camper, cars, bicycles – which are increasingly tailored to the users and capable of replicating the comforts and characteristics of the home, though in movement; a transformation that also alters the style of mobility. Mobility becomes increasingly personalized, transforming into a true journey where nomadism is the philosophy behind every project, in the vast range from simplicity to luxury.

The city absorbs and reflects this evolution, generating open places of life that can be shaped and fine-tuned intermodal systems of mobility, which like the circulatory system of the body, determine the city’s vitality. In this new urban scenario sustainable energy sources and fast, widespread networks are the pillars of the only possible growth that connects the local and global planes, where smart devices and artificial intelligence will be key factors for the social and economic progress of communities.