Oct 10, 2013

Sewn as a Site: XS architecture / Šité ako Site: architektúra XS

Dutch magazine: Eigen Huis & Interieur

"a further need for soft comfort and the releasing of stress will be felt in a move in society to let go and enjoy, everything will be cushioned to create endearing and attractive garments, inviting us to become oversized eiderdown dummies.."  

Trend Book Autumn-Winter 2015/2016, Trend Union (Trend Tablet by Lidewij Edelkoort) Paris 2014
photo by Daniel Costa

These objects blur the classic definitions of architecture ('firmitas, utilitas, venustas') to reveal the hidden ones. If, as Zevi says, architecture is an object where I am able to come in, my clothing-house does that. If, as Rossi says, architecture is theatre for life, my soft house offers conditions for different situations by constantly changing the clothes and location in one system. And if architecture is only the system of transits and boundaries, this process also provides them. For Tschumi, architecture is an event, a turning point, a place of shock. The clothing-house is also trying to surprise by paradoxical behaviour, discovering in-between spaces or moments where the boundary between interior and exterior is changing with every movement. The result is architecture as an intellectual and sensual experience. It was created by an architect with the hands of a tailor and it wants to remind us that architecture is the way of thinking standing before any built reality.

photo by: Matej Kukučka (In The Kitchen), Branislav Pištek, Danica Pišteková, Daniel Costa (Trend Union Paris)

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava - Slovakia, Department of Architecture

supervisors: Peter Stec, Marian Zervan, Monika Mitášová

Rector´s award for the best diploma thesis

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