WORK IN PROGRESS, the new installation by Federico Delrosso in Venice

WORK IN PROGRESS, the new installation by Federico Delrosso presented in Venice, in the context of Biennale di Architettura 2018


May 26th 2018 – November 25th 2018


May 24th – 25th 2018, h. 6.00-10.00 pm

Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova 3659 (vaporetto stop: Ca’ d’Oro), Venice IT

Second floor


On the occasion of Biennale di Architettura 2018, within TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, an exhibition by GAA Foundation hosted by European Cultural Centre, Federico Delrosso will present WORK IN PROGRESS, an architecture installation about the origin and the design process behind a new architectural project, Teca House, by his Milanese studio.


“I want to report on the transformation process of places through architecture. There are certain vital elements in any project that make it coherent, sensible and effective for the user both visually and in the way it is used. What makes a construction special is not architecture as an aim in itself, but alchemy generated between the built space, the environment and man”. Federico Delrosso


A video was made for the event, directed by Luca De Santis and curated by Davide Giannella, about the origins and the development of the project throughout all its stages, as an evidence of how a contemporary intervention can lead to significant transformations of the territory.


The installation, which will be open to the public from May 26th to November 25th 2018 at Palazzo Mora in Venice, will keep documenting the work in progress on site for the entire duration of the exhibition.


The project

The project, which aims to recover a small rustic building on the Biella hills, is based on a compositive inversion, which brings a small pre-existent rustic volume to the outside, dematerializing it and generating a new function to the territory. From the “roots” of an agricultural past, now in disuse, signs of which are maintained, a contemporary work is born. This work is rooted in the territory and in balance with it, but at the same time permeated with new possibilities of connection.

The relationship between past and present and between “work” and context is balanced without changing the dimensional equilibrium of the place, also to enhance its environmental value and becoming a point of reference not only cultural but also visual. The rural wall system becomes the base, the connection with the territory from which new light and transparent intervention is born: a concrete structure, open to the landscape, with two wide horizontal wings and a glass skin, totally openable, that encloses the volume.


“My work always aims to develop the signs of our time from the soul of context: I’m interested in architectural identity which for me is the special alchemy of architecture, environment and the inhabitants”. Federico Delrosso


Owner: TETI S.r.l.

Architecture: Federico Delrosso Architects

Engineering: AI Progetti

Mechanicals: Studio Bonomi

Construction: Panuccio Costruzioni



Panuccio Costruzioni, Niva Architectural Elements, Davide Groppi, CeaDesign, Sitis, Costa Impianti Elettrici, Tecnicem, Ideal Work

May 2018