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Project
La Chabola
Type
Architecture
Client
Concéntrico
Year
2018

La Chabola is an architectural exercise based on an experimental constructive system commissioned by Concéntrico – International Architecture and Design Festival of Logroño. In response to the brief: an installation in a public space with 20 standard wooden boards, the objetive was to make the minimum intervention possible on the given material. How could we create an architectural artifact with a removable constructive thinking?

Inspired by physiotherapists and how kinesiology tape is used in the human body we studied how this knowledge could be translated and implemented into architectural contexts:  «At the end, bones and muscles are part of one of the most intelligent structures we can think of». The outcome is an anarchic method of connecting different wooden surfaces together just with tape. This exercise generates a visually fragile yet constructively stiff vocabulary – a temporary building strategy that can be further translated into furniture, interiors, ocasional shelter or bigger architectural installations.

Concentrico.es

Team

Project assistants: Dustin Chan, Paloma Yanes
Photography: Josema Cutillas