Wireframe Tower © Joana Domingues

WIREFRAME TOWER

 

‘Wireframe Tower’ is a new urban element constructed from ordinary clothes drying racks. The installation signals the Cerveira Creative Camp presence in this village, formalized in a decagonal prism, occupying the main square of the historic center with elements of contemporary domestic reality, which, when recognized, surprise tourists and citizens. Using the drying rack as the modular metric for the assembly, we discovered vertical associations and relationships that were structurally beneficial.  Taking advantage of the extensible flaps, the structure assumes a mutable skin, introducing diversity in its formalization. During the day, ‘Wireframe Tower’ merges with the urban context and produces a dense, geometric and linear shadow on the pavement. By night, when illuminated, the structure takes shape and reveals two colors of tracery: highlights of white on the outside and red on the inside.

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Technical Data

 

Location:

Liberdade Square, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

 

Client:

Canal 180

Vila Nova de Cerveira City Hall

 

Date:

July 2012

 

Materials:

100 clothes drying racks

 

Photography:

Joana Domingues ©

João Marques ©

Wireframe Tower