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Uma Boa Ordem



Lúcia Koch and Héctor Zamora


Permanent installation in the gardens of the Fundación Casa Wabi, Mexico


Uma boa ordem is the work of the collaboration between artists Lucia Koch and Hector Zamora, first presented in 2006 during the 27th edition of the São Paulo Biennial.

In this reconfiguration, the artists propose a pavilion open to the gardens of the Casa Wabi Foundation, a project by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Also installed in this garden are pavilions by Álvaro Siza, Kengo Kuma, Solano Benitez, and Tadao Ando himself.

There are five walls raised with building bricks made of clay and modified in a variation of angles (9, 18, and 24 degrees), curved and hollow walls that integrate with the surrounding vegetation. This intervention traces the limits of space, oscillates between transparency and opacity, between the open and the closed, to go through and to traverse. The walls operate as communication devices between two or more people, bringing them closer when they seem to separate them.