wonderWALL by LIKEarchitects | ITSLIQUID

wonderWALL by LIKEarchitects

Architecture, Design | March 5, 2015 |

LIKEImage courtesy of LIKE Architects. Photo by Fernando Guerra

wonderWALL by LIKE Architects

wonderWALL is an exhibition space designed to receive the masterpiece The Pool by Jen Lewin in Colombo Shopping Mall, in Lisbon, Portugal, built with approximately 20,000 strips of white and black fabric. It is a structure suspended from the skylight on the central square, with about 14 meters in diameter and 4 meters tall, which defines space – exterior and interior – by the multiplication of numerous strips of fabric. Never touching the floor of the mall itself – which exposes the artist’s work – it allows to see, from the outside, a continuous line of coloured light coming from the inside, and, from the inside, to see an unbroken line of light from outside.

LIKEImage courtesy of LIKE Architects. Photo by Fernando Guerra

The temporary museum presented an abstract skin, a textile facade built in black fabric, completely apprehensible by visitors and continuing throughout its surface, which oscillated with airflows. The cylindrical space seeks to emphasize the centrality of the exposed artwork, which has assumed a critical importance in the design space, enhanced by the abdication of a main entrance in favour of a fully permeable facade that dissolves the entrance along the entire periphery of the installation space.

LIKEImage courtesy of LIKE Architects. Photo by Fernando Guerra

For brightness control issues, the work of Jen Lewin is not visible from the outside. Unlike the previous year, the interior of the exhibition space is also not noticeable from the upper galleries of the mall. Instead, the coverage presents itself as a large circular weaving screen that highlights the manual process that characterizes the construction of this dome space, bringing out a unique textile texture.

LIKEImage courtesy of LIKE Architects. Photo by Fernando Guerra

wonderWALL was sought to create an immersive space, which raises awareness of the act of entrance through the will in finding a space that is not completely visible from the outside. At the same time, the absence of physical barriers to free movement demand from visitors in the appropriation of space, preparing them for interaction with the work of Jen Lewin.

more. www.likearchitects.net

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below






    RELATED POSTS


    FLOATING GLASS MUSEUM

    Architecture | April 13, 2024

    Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents Floating Glass Museum, a groundbreaking project where the boundaries between art and nature blur and the water becomes a canvas for contemporary expression. The project has been conceived in collaboration with Giulia Tassi Design and an international team of architects and designers with the support of artificial intelligence. Read more


    BREATH OF AN ARCHITECT

    Architecture | March 28, 2024

    From December 9, 2023 to April 21, 2024, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents Breath of an Architect, an exhibition especially created for the institution by architect Bijoy Jain Read more


    THE RED THREAD

    Architecture | March 7, 2024

    The 13 levels of adaptable workspace at NAB 3PS are connected by the red staircase that has become the motif of Woods Bagot’s collaborations with NAB. Read more


    MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM

    Architecture | February 28, 2024

    The Mercedes-Benz Museum is located next to highway B14 at the entrance of Stuttgart. The museum covers 16,500 m2 of exhibition space for the historical collection of Mercedes-Benz, which consists of 160 cars. In addition to the exhibition space, the museum houses a museum shop, a restaurant, offices and a sky lobby. Read more


    Sign up for our Newsletter.

    Enter your email to receive our latest updates!