Wireframe Tower is a new urban element constructed from ordinary clothes drying racks. The installation signals the Cerveira Creative Camp presence in this village, formalised in a decagonal prism, occupying the main square of the historic center with elements of contemporary domestic reality,which, when recognised, 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 formalisation.
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 colours of tracery: highlights of white on the outside and red on the inside.
Design Team: Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus
Location: Praça da Liberdade, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
Date: July 2012
Client: Canal 180, Vila Nova de Cerveira City Hall
Type: Workshop with students of Cerveira Creative Camp
Main materials: Clothes drying racks
Photography: Joana Domingues © | João Marques ©