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Playground Boxes


Boxes at an exhibition. In video.

Aside from creating an occasion to present the activity of Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos from 1992 to 2006, this video takes the opportunity to bring to the forefront, in a very short yet highly concise way, the relationship that exists between architecture, its public, and context. Twenty-two boxes open before a camera like wooden suitcases, and in about a minute reveal small-scaled representations of twenty-two Mansilla+Tunon projects, one for each box.

This video shows the installation which was made for the "Playgrounds" exhibition, that took place at the Harvard University on February 2006. Afterwords, the installation was exhibited in different locations through Europe. The choice of using models and boxes turns out to be an essential way to summarize fourteen years of projects and reflections in under two minutes. It is an effective instrument to highlight the principal elements of the firm's style and vision.

Mansilla and Tuñón spent most of their activity to expand the confrontation of theory, academic practice, design and building production since the foundation to the office in 1992. Making traveling exhibits and this video highlights the "vision of the context as something that [seeks] to forge links with the nature of things or the action that [is] going on all around".


Architect: Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos

Spain 2006
Duration: 1'48''

First selected for VISIONS, the 2009 edition of BEYOND MEDIA Festival organized by Image.