Ice House I (1971)
The project series documents the project "Ice House I" for which Pettena once again studied the transformation of a building overtaken by nature. The project consisted of pouring water on the walls of an abandoned school building in Minneapolis and letting it freeze during the night to obtain a building covered by ice. "The school preserved its typology, the typical form of that typology, but once coated in ice it was the material that transformed it: it came alive, for it had been worked by nature." It is unclear if this project was ever performed.
The project series contains photographs of the frozen building, sketches, a perspective drawing, and project descriptions in English and in Italian.
 Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/nat-ice-house-i-1971-1/ (last accessed 11 November 2019)
Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.
Minneapolis Minnesota United States
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