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PROTOTYPE: SIKI PAVILION
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By reversing the process of tailoring a jacket, we created components that were three-dimensional and together formed the pavilion, which literally envelopes the visitor as the jacket would. The chosen material is a concrete impregnated fabric [which was originally developed in England for bomb shelters] and was donated by the manufacturer Concrete Canvas to create the pavilion.

Siki Im: “The blazer is probably the most complex and most time-consuming made garment of men’s wear. It has history and it has future. It is contemporary and very relevant worn in any part of the world by any person no matter what gender or what social background. For the Arnhem Mode Biennale, I collaborated with my former architectural design office Archi-Tectonics. The principal Winka Dubbeldam and I wanted to create a physical space, which allows to evoke intangible spaces. These spaces and emotions have the same sensibility and quality as I hope my collections provoke and inspire.”

This work would not be possible without our friends over at Concrete Canvas, check out there site here:

http://www.concretecanvas.com/concrete-canvas-shelters/formats/

Credits

Year: 2011
Location: Arnhem, Netherlands
Client: Siki Im
Project Type: Prototyping of Exhibition Pavilion
Size: 600 sf
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA | Design Team: David Barr
Consultants: Materials: Concrete Canvas
Photography: Archi-Tectonics
Videography: Concrete Canvas
Related Project: Siki Pavilion
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