Client: Académie de France

Location: Roma
Architecture: Piovenefabi, Simon Boudvin
Design team: Juliane Seehawer, Marco Antonio Ghetti
Contractor: CR-Design
Project: 2021
Construction: 2021
Photography: Daniele Molajoli

Open hours is a refurbishment project of the foyer of the French Academy at Villa Medici in Rome. The intervention includes some movable furnishing objects: bookcases, tables, benches, and a small external guard pavilion. Every object is equipped with an integrated lighting. Based on their position, the objects define new relationships and hierarchies within the space, in a flexible way. Being made of metal, they can support magnetic texts and symbols, thus becoming objects that communicate.