Facing Geometry

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Strada Nova, 3659 , Venezia, Italia
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ore 18-22

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Un’installazione di CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects) e Robby Kraft.

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CAZA presents Facing Geometry, an interactive installation experience as
part of Time Space Existence at Palazzo Mora, Venice
Press and Professional Preview: Thursday, May 26 & Friday, May 27, 6 – 10pm
Exhibition Dates: May 28 to November 27, 2016
CAZA to debut studio’s first monograph, CAZA: 2011 - 2015, in Venice during
opening la Biennale di Venezia 2016
May 2016 (Brooklyn, NY) – For la Biennale di Venezia 2016 – 15th International Architecture
Exhibition, CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects) has teamed up with New York-based digital artist
Robby Kraft, to create a unique installation that will be on view for the duration of the Biennale
at Palazzo Mora as part of the exhibition Time Space Existence. The presentation, entitled
Facing Geometry, centers around a large-scale, digitally interactive screen that mirrors people’s
faces and translates their gestures into drawings. Facing Geometry will visually explore CAZA’s
connection to the process of drawing as a means to activate the ways our physical environment
can embody the vast differences in our global culture through architecture and design.
A self-reflexive, interactive digital experience, the installation will enable visitors to engage with
CAZA’s drawings and create their own variations of these spatial and geometrical experiments
with their facial movements. The screen reacts in a distinct way with every person that
encounters the installation, resulting in a diverse amalgam of geometric shapes as they relate to
the viewer’s own facial features. The experience will allow each visitor to visually navigate and
understand the simplicities and complexities of architectural drawing.
Carlos Arnaiz, Principal and CEO of CAZA, notes, “Drawing is our most primitive tool. It
registers how we see and, as such, holds the potential to change how we relate to our world. As
we look at ourselves through drawing, we wonder what it is that we see and how might the
difference we behold in the reflection inspire change in our world.”
Throughout the opening weekend of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Arnaiz will be at the
installation to answer questions and guide viewers to interact with this innovative installation.
CAZA’s first monograph, CAZA: 2011 – 2015, will be available for viewing and purchase at
Palazzo Mora and the bookshop at the Arsenale.
For more information about CAZA and CAZA: 2011 – 2015, please contact [email protected].
Exhibition Location: Palazzo Mora, Strada Nuova #3659 Venezia, Italy
Follow us on Instagram at @cazarch #CAZAFacingGeometry #CAZAdraws
Press Contact
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About CAZA
CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects) is a Brooklyn-based design studio, workshop, and think-tank
with offices in Manila, Philippines; Lima, Peru; and Bogota, Colombia. CAZA’s team consists of
design professionals from around the world who envision an optimistic future for architectural
thinking and informed experimentation. A collaborative office as committed to building as to the
ideas that inform building, we believe that innovation inspires trust. Whether designing a
bespoke residence, creating a master plan for a vibrant urban center, or rethinking how we work
through an office building, we believe breakthroughs transform material culture into social
expression. Our work represents an engagement with the history of making buildings and
placing them in complex dynamic environments.
About Carlos Arnaiz
Carlos Arnaiz is an architect, educator, writer and urban design consultant. He is the founder
and principal of CAZA, the co-founder of SURBA and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the
Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Pratt Institute where he teaches a class on
the history of ideas about the city and a studio on multi-family housing. His professional
experience ranges from the design and construction of large-scale mixed-used complexes to
the development of strategic sustainability plans for new cities around the world. Carlos holds a
Master’s Degree, with Honors, from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and a
Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Williams College.
Prior to founding CAZA, Carlos was associate partner at SAA in charge of over 20 global
projects. Carlos started his career working as a design associate at a number of worldrenowned
architecture firms such as Office dA and Field Operations.
About Robby Kraft
Robby Kraft is an artist and engineer from Texas based in New York City. He creates digital art,
both software and hardware, and is committed to open source and education. Kraft is also a
renowned origami artist whose Instagram account (@gridpaper) has been widely published, and
was featured on BBC in 2016.