Vi Vien Teo

Stage 5, MArch

The project is a stained glass workshop that is situated in San Michele Island, Venice that utilises a new clean air filtration system to produce cemetry-ware for the people of Venice. Glass blowing artists from Murano share a common work space where raw materials are transported from Murano through boat, stored in the collection display, and worked in a naturally top lit workshop where the glass blowing kiln emits clear filtered air to reduce air pollution before the final product is displayed in the mausoleum.

The roof is the main architectural feature which comprises of stained glass louvres and concrete fins that control light, shadow and ventilation of the spaces while creating a poetic ambience. The collision between the old ruination of the surrounding context and new modular construction is the main driving force of the glass blowing workshop’s architectural language.