Aqua Verticale
       
     
Food For Thought
       
     
Kaven Zhang Bio
       
     
Aqua Verticale
       
     
Aqua Verticale

This 1200sqm three-floor structure is designed based on the Swiss Centre rooftop in Milan. The aim of the thesis in partnership with the renowned brand Jacuzzi® is to achieve wellness through a brand new experience of hospitality with a new concept of wellness environments, which is able to embody the inner philosophy and brand identity of the company. Our goal throughout the year was to create a multi-sensorial and innovative space celebrating wellness the core element that ultimately links Jacuzzi to its beneficiaries — WATER ( acqua in Italian). The concept stem from water & evolved around its three stages. These three different characters together with the Jacuzzi® products eventually result in a complete and unique wellness experience.

Food For Thought
       
     
Food For Thought

Every year, 1.3 billion tons of edible food is wasted representing one third of global food production and four times the amount needed to feed the 805 million malnourished people across the planet.

Driven by the theme of the EXPO 2015 “FEED THE PLANET, ENERGY FOR LIFE”, this is team project of an urban, sustainable and experiential light installation, named FOOD FOR THOUGHT in order to raise awareness about wasteful practices.

The facade in perforated aluminum acts as lampshade when at night backlit back LED panels, emitting defused light glowing softly in the center of the historic Piazza Pio II. The structure was thought as part of the urban design in order to bring people together. Thus, a wooden continuous bench encircling the whole structure was created allowing users and passers-by to gather for a chat, a lunch or just to enjoy the beautiful Milanese EXPO summer sun.

Kaven Zhang Bio
       
     
Kaven Zhang Bio

Kaven is an Interior Architect from Canton, CHINA. She was born in 1993 and in 2012 she came to Europe to pursuit her passion for design after having a focus study of Bioscience in high school. In 2015, she accomplished her BA study of Interior Architecture in Istituto Europeo di Design - Milano.

Her projects cover Hospitality, Commercial, Residential, Public Space design. She contrives to trigger certain sensation and emotion in spaces therefore her designs are always based upon deep R&A on both the subject matter and its audiences/users. She strives for a coherent coexistence among materials, volumes and light, often with integration of green and nature.

Meanwhile, her tactile and curious nature leads to a vast cross-disciplinary and cross-culture exploration, resulting as an abundant source of inspiration. By obliging herself to diligent thinking, the design derives not from mere perceptions, but reflections, for a touch as subtlety and elegance.