Bright cloister
designer Go Hasegawa
Verona, Marmomacc 2016

Go Hasegawa confronted marble for the first time, creating a circular space defined by twelve blocks caved according to multiple profiles. Each stone element has a cavity facing the centre of the circle, studied for a double purpose: it gives the visitor the chance to have a seat in the niche, in direct contact with the material; but this operation also thins the marble obtaining translucent effects that are always diverse thanks to material variations and to the shades projected by the interior surfaces. In a very unusual way this composition recalls sacred and heroic places, even if for Hasegawa architecture is once again synonym of simplicity, and the space – intimate and vital – is conceived to share sensorial pleasure.