Architecture Ondoyante (2014)
Part of:
  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Architecture Ondoyante (2014)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 16 digital files (85 MB)
    4 drawings
    3 photographs
Scope and content:
The project series documents the installation "Architecture Ondoyante", designed by Pettena and presented at the FRAC Lorraine in Metz, in 2014. The installation consists of hanging long strips of white plastic on the facades of the FRAC building "to confuse the well-defined and somewhat austere space of the building that hosts the FRAC, wrapping it in light and movement would have overturned the grain of static, centuries-old architecture." [1] A similar installation, "Forgiving Architecture" was realized in 2009 at the Athens Biennale. Another edition of the installation was presented in the exhibition "Gianni Pettena. About non conscious architecture" at the Galleria Giovanni Bonelli in Milan, in 2017.

The project series contains three sketches, a drawing, and photographs and videos of the installation.

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/inst-ondoyante-2014-1/ (last accessed 28 January 2020)
Reference number:


Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Milan Italy

Language of material:
  • English
  • Italian
Related units of description:
  • For material related to Pettena's installation "Forgiving Architecture" see AP207.S1.2009.PR02.

Sign up to get news from us

Email address
First name
Last name
By signing up you agree to receive our newsletter and communications about CCA activities. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, consult our privacy policy or contact us.

Thank you for signing up. You'll begin to receive emails from us shortly.

We’re not able to update your preferences at the moment. Please try again later.

You’ve already subscribed with this email address. If you’d like to subscribe with another, please try again.

This email was permanently deleted from our database. If you’d like to resubscribe with this email, please contact us

Please complete the form below to buy:
[Title of the book, authors]
ISBN: [ISBN of the book]
Price [Price of book]

First name
Last name
Address (line 1)
Address (line 2) (optional)
Postal code
Email address
Phone (day) (optional)

Thank you for placing an order. We will contact you shortly.

We’re not able to process your request at the moment. Please try again later.

Folder ()

Your folder is empty.

Please complete this form to make a request for consultation. A copy of this list will also be forwarded to you.

Your contact information
First name:
Last name:
Phone number:
Notes (optional):
We will contact you to set up an appointment. Please keep in mind that your consultation date will be based on the type of material you wish to study. To prepare your visit, we'll need:
  • — At least 2 weeks for primary sources (prints and drawings, photographs, archival documents, etc.)
  • — At least 48 hours for secondary sources (books, periodicals, vertical files, etc.)