A team of designers has come together to produce a project entitled Materia Vulgaris as advice about the way that people should appreciate matter around them. Madalin Gheorghe, Andrei Raducanu and Andrei Ivanescu aimed to explore the meaning behind the phrase "common ground" in a way that digs deeper than most tend to look.
They explain that this concept of shared space in architecture is often considered more in the light of situation and function rather than the physical materiality of the site's surrounds. So here, an attempt was made to celebrate the nature of the substance that holds all of life together.
Geoform display cases of soil permit museum visitors to observe and touch the dirt, sand and water and part of the Materia Vulgaris exhibit features a miniature archeological component for unearthing model historical Romanian cities.
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Materia Vulgaris Brings Respect for the Earth to the Foreground
1. Respect for the Earth - Increased attention on appreciation for matter surrounding humans can open opportunities for businesses focused on sustainable practices and eco-friendly products.
2. Shared Space - Innovations that promote and celebrate shared space in public architecture and design can help foster a sense of community and collaboration.
3. Geoform Display Cases - Innovations in display technology that allow visitors to interact with exhibits, like soil samples, can enhance the immersive experience of museum-goers.
1. Architecture - Architects and urban planners have the opportunity to implement design practices that celebrate the physical materiality of shared spaces rather than just function and situation.
2. Museum Exhibit Design - Innovations in immersive and interactive display technology for museums and exhibits can enhance the visitor experience and increase engagement with the subject matter.
3. Sustainable Products - The focus on appreciating the earth can create opportunities for businesses that prioritize eco-friendly and sustainable practices and products.