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La Chabola

La Chabola is an architectural exercise based on a experimental constructive system commissioned by Concéntrico, the 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 entity with a removable constructive thinking?

Inspired by physiotherapists and how kinesiology tape is used in human muscles Jorge studied how this knowledge could be translated and implemented into an architectural context – at the end bones and muscles are part of one of the most intelligent structures we can think of.

Interested in the precise point where 2 extremely different disciplines can overlap, this project propose a strabic approach to architecture: the outcome is an anarchic method of connecting different surfaces together just with tape. This improvised shanty-esque pavilion generates a visually fragile yet constructively stiff vocabulary – a temporary building strategy that can be further translated into furniture, interiors, ocasional housing or bigger architectural installations.

The project had an audible layer as well. We collaborated with an agency that created an acoustic piece based on the sound the tape does when you unroll it: the track was designed in order to provide a contemplative atmosphere to the installation allowing the visitors to experience a deeper level of understanding.

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Photography: Josema Cutillas
Assistants: Dustin Chan, Paloma W Yanes
Sound : Cera