CATEGORY

Basic Identity Applications

LEVEL

Professional

RANK


DESIGN CREDITS

Designers

Franco Zegovia
Maria José Vargas Bianchi
Alfredo Burga

Creative Director

Alfredo Burga

Account Manager

Eliza Fernandez

Account Director

Claudia Boggio


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Infinito
Yucun or Inhabit the Desert

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CLIENT

A project pre­sented at the 13th Inter­na­tional Archi­tec­ture Exhi­bi­tion, La Bien­nale di Venezia, from a team of 20 Peru­vian archi­tects who have taken the ini­tia­tive in get­ting together to pro­pose urban and archi­tec­tural dwelling strate­gies to tame the desert land­scape that reflect the mil­lenary Moche legacy.


BRIEF

Develop the iden­tity, envi­ron­men­tal graph­ics, and infor­ma­tion brochures for the Peru­vian instal­la­tion. The archi­tec­tural con­cept was based in the neces­sity of cre­at­ing an entire city in the mid­dle of the desert of north­ern Peru. Evok­ing Moche crafts­men rep­re­sent­ing their ways of liv­ing through ceramic mod­els called “hua­cos”, all of the firms came up with their projects of liv­ing in the desert through “hua­que­tas” (from the Span­ish word “maque­tas” (mod­els) and the word “huaco” mixed together) made out of clay of 20 × 20 × 20 cms. We had to cre­ate a graphic solu­tion that involved all of the pro­pos­als and at the same time keep the indi­vid­ual iden­tity of each project.


APPROACH

The logo is based on the idea of an unfolded cube with the word “PERU” enig­mat­i­cally writ­ten in a very sim­i­lar style to the hua­que­tas. Also, the entire graph­ics were based on a grid that uni­fies each project with­out blur­ring their par­tic­u­lar details. We achieved the goal of explain­ing com­plex con­cepts in a clear and didac­tic way.

The “Bien­nale di Architet­tura di Venezia” is one of the most impor­tant events in the archi­tec­ture world. “Com­mon ground” was the title of the 2012 edi­tion, where Peru had the priv­i­lege to par­tic­i­pate with one exhi­bi­tion crafted by 20 Peru­vian archi­tec­ture offices. Infinito’s work was key to make the exhi­bi­tion easy to inter­act with, through a com­pre­hen­sive design sys­tem that uni­fied the twenty projects as if they were one. Vis­i­tors of the exhi­bi­tion were able to under­stand the mean­ing and pur­pose of the atelier’s work, based in a core bino­mial: the “hua­queta” (ceram­ics that rep­re­sented each archi­tec­ture project) and the urban grid that escorted it. — Enrique Bonilla Di Tolla, Cura­tor of the peru­vian par­tic­i­pa­tion in La Bien­nale Di Venezia 2012

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