Materials: Plywood, tape
Manufacturer: Oficina Penadés
Edition: Unique piece
La Chabola is an architectural exercise based on a experimental constructive system.
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 be created a architectural entity with a removable constructive thinking?
Inspired by physiotherapists and how kinesiology tape is used in human muscles, we 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 this precise point where two very different disciplines can overlap, this project propose a strabic approach to architecture. The outcome is an anarchic method of connecting different surfaces together with tape; the result is a improvised shanty-esque pavilion that generates a visually fragile yet constructively stiff vocabulary. This temporary building strategy will be further translated into furniture, interiors, ocasional houses or bigger architectural proposals.
The installation also had an audible layer; 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.
This project was commissioned by Concéntrico: International Architecture and Design Festival of Logroño, and was built at the patio of the Biblioteca de La Rioja during the festival.
Photography - Josema Cutillas
Project assistant - Dustin Chan, Paloma García
Sound - Cera, identidad sonora