The project Beyond The Wall designed by Daniel Libeskind for Cosentino in exhibition during Milan Design Week
April 11, 2013
The project entitled Beyond The Wall is installed in the Cortile d’Onore Seicentesco of the Università Statale in the framework of the event “Interni Hybrid/Metissage Architecture & Design”.
Daniel Libeskind’s Beyond The Wall is a unique architecture and design project realized with Silestone® quartz surface in its innovative matte “Suede” finish. The result of this collaboration between Cosentino Group and Libeskind Design is a spectacular polycentric spiral.
The installation, based on the infinite possibilities of the spiral, is a unique structure.
It is not a traditional spiral with a single center and axis, but a contemporary spiral which opens a plurality of directions along many different trajectories; a polycentric spiral, propulsively twisting to a dramatic zenith.
The external material of the wall is the bacteriostatic quartz surface Silestone® in its new matte finish Suede, whose geometry forms a contemporary fractal pattern related to the Golden Section. The pattern is integral to the wall structure, carrying within itself the structural logic of modulating scale and proportion within an endlessly fascinating surface. A kind of shiver should run up the form—an overlaying of a pattern that would break scale and dissolve the strength of the rising, twisting wall planes. It’s a mathematical mosaic, a mobile net that would run and break without repeating: a wholly modern concept of a tile, a ‘fractile.’ The aim is to find a similarity that never quite repeats, and to do that the surfacing would have to be a-periodic. It fits and locks together in an open-ended logic, as a network develops. The tiling has to be a growth of strange branchings.
This project shows Libeskind’s unique approach to architecture as a language capable of narrating the story of the human soul; a hybrid and wide-ranging force, at once a narrative, a method, an art form, and a way of thinking about the world.