Conifera has been conceived in response to an open brief from COS, with the final structure a result of a parametric design process that has seen the installation evolve with each new technological and material innovation throughout its conception. The piece vertically integrates design and construction, forming a direct connection from design to build through a dialogue with robotics: the architect is at once designer and maker. Conifera’smodular form offers a legacy for the installation, with the piece able to be reformed in alternate configurations and in response to new contexts.
Visitors to Palazzo Isimbardi will be able to observe one of the Delta WASP (World Advance Saving Project) 3MT Industrial 3D printers used to fabricate each of the 700 bio-bricks that comprise the installation in action. The installation marks COS’s eighth consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and itsfirst collaboration with Mamou-Mani.