Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Marco Casagrande's Album

Architect: Marco Casagrande
Location: Wenduine, Belgium
Project Manager: Nikita Wu / C-LAB
Organizer: Beaufort 04 Triennial of Contemporary Art 
Built Area: 320 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Nikita Wu

1000 White Flags, Casagrande & Rintala/Koli National Park, Finland 1999

Bird Hangar, Casagrande & Rintala/ Yokohama Triennial 2001
According to his personal website, "Bird Hangar is an architectural installation for the Yokohama Triennial 2001 by Finnish architects and artists Casagrande & Rintala. A cone shaped steel frame building covered with hemp rope sending up balsa -made birds attached to meteorological balloons up to 10 km where the balloon would explode and the bird start gliding landing either in the Japanese islands or to Pacific Ocean. The bird carries 5 seed of basic Japanese vegetables and a note asking who ever finds the bird to contact Casagrande & Rintala and plant the seeds. Bird Hangar, along with Yoko Ono’s Freight Train, was widely regarded as a highlight of the Yokohama Triennale."

Black Square and Red Square Danshui Taiwan 2005
Design Marco Casagrande
Metal work Martin Ross
Assistant Frank Chen
Homage Kazimir Malevich

Hanging Forest by Casagrande & Rintala/Roots - Helsinki Kunsthalle 2002

Floating Sauna 
Marco Casagrande, Sami Rintala
Christel Sverre
Students: Kristin Lian Berg, Mona Brekke, Simen Dyrhaug, Jenny Therese Eriksson, Mahlet Ogbé Habte, Marja Ristiina Nickel, Ragnhild Ohma, Anne Marte Ruud, Mona Aspen Simonsen, Thomas Aspeland Sivertsen, Elin Solvang, Sverre Strandberg, Karolin Tampere, Sveinung Unneland, Elisabeth Wahlström.

Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Constructed in Hardangerfjord, in Rosendal village during 2 - 13 Sep 2002

Human Layer, Helsinki, Helsinki Festival 2004
According to his personal website, "attic is the memory of a house. In attic time is different. Attic is not routine, attic don´t have stress. All the objects are tied to stories. Attic is a narrative space. Also a city can have an attic. A public attic to reflect the collective subconscious."

For more of his album, check out his artwork at

- The UTIES Committee

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