Architecture Table - english

Architecture Table

On being asked to design a mobile table to display the projects from the Barbara Cappochin Award, my mind immediately turned towards Vicenza Stone and the idea of highlighting the natural beauty of this material.  I was also determined that my design have as little impact as possible on the material.
I choose quarry blocks and assembled them in a nicely paced sequence to create a 20m-long table. Of course, I needed to find a way to secure the blocks to the ground, so we developed stainless steel supporting structures to hide the legs as much as possible. The height of these structures can be altered, making it possible to compensate for block size or sloping ground.

(Renzo Piano)