Open Projects: this is the name of the new initiative of ADL, a brand specialized in doors and partitions for indoor use in glass-aluminium, in the Boffi | DePadova group. A sort of architectural manifesto based on the visionary idea of ‘fluid spaces’ of Mies van der Rohe – a master of the Modern Movement, like Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto.
Mies by ADL, Design Massimo Luca
Treating architectural connective forms as a kind of melodic composition, Open Projects demonstrates that as form changes, so does its perception. The project is carried out in three episodes: the first, Sequentiality (to be followed by Radiality and Connectivity) proposes a house with a rectilinear architectural layout, where all the spaces of daily living are harmonized by leaving the opaque (service) zones at the sides, and alternating green openings with the various rooms of the house.
Thanks to ADL’s advanced systems, architectural structures are reinterpreted according to an innovative division into solid and fluid parts, responding to a growing human need for a harmonious, comfortable and protective living space. A new perception of the home, where different areas are defined by dynamic connections to allow the space to be split up on the basis of specific functions, but also to maintain the perception of a unified and private environment.
Levante by ADL, Design Massimo Luca
Materica by ADL, Design Massimo Luca
Traditional divider walls are thus replaced by dynamic systems (sliding, pivoting, hinged, all created by the designer Massimo Luca) with aluminium structures and a range of panels for selection: in glass, ceramic, natural stone and even fine wood, as in the Materica collection designed in 2018.
Depending on needs, the ADL compartments can be transparent, as in the Mies system with its infinite aluminium and glass finishes (2017); they can vanish into the solid structure, as in the new Mimetica model (2020); or they can become visual filters, also for outdoor use, like the innovative Levante, where the reflecting surface is composed of triangular angled parts that allow sunlight to pass through while increasing the feeling of privacy (2020).
Mitica by ADL, Design Massimo Luca
Quadra by ADL, Design Massimo Luca
These collections in the ADL catalogue are joined by the ‘historic’ Mitica, designed in 2005 and revised in 2019, available with all the different opening types, and Quadra (2019), which thanks to ADL’s technological research offers panels in large sizes, up to 7 sqm for the sliding doors. An innovative, visionary product, in short. Open Projects; conceived to respond to (and reflect on) the needs of contemporary human beings. Soon to be followed by the new episodes of Radiality and Connectivity.