(Treviso), the new office building of with its interiors still under construction, designed by
Mansuè Henry Glass, Alessandro & Francesco Mendini
our research on an aesthetic-pictorial language to apply to exteriors, an expression whose forerunners are the earlier buildings in Hannover (offices) and Lörrach (shops) in Germany, among others,” the Mendini brothers explain, signing the project together with Debora Passaleva, Giovanna Moltenia and Bruno Gregory. In substance, we are looking at a new visual alphabet that forms a multicolored weave of signs, balanced between art, decoration and function. “The new building has a circular form,” they continue, “and is connected to the existing factory by means of a short raised tunnel. The glass of the facade is backpainted and layered, and its white-green patterns have been produced by Henry Glass. Each panel has a different decoration.” And also a different way of performing in relation to the angle of light on its surface: a fragment of a continuous system.