Semper’s roof, is becoming a protecting canvas.
The roof is the first element of survival. Stric minimum allowing
to take shelter, on live «under a roof». Representation of the space between
our body and the potentially hostile outside, it symbolizes the shelter.
More than just a barricade as would be the roof of a house, the
tent roof is a zone of interpenetration of experiences.
Under a roof tight by the wind, in between air and sky, under a
roof attached to the ground by tension points, in an inside crossed by the
outside, in an interior open to the world : it’s the time for meditation and
I designed kind of a sail, a tent: light, resistant and adaptable according to the
needs and to the terrain on which we are.
I realized a technical weaving piece. An element that offers different points of attachment and structural lines
for a modular roof.It is a junction piece, which allows to assemble two
fabrics without sewing, thanks to the heat.
Woven at one time, it is a
technique developed specifically for this use, both in the
materials used and in the structure of the weaving itself. The strap has two
openings on the sides to slide pieces of fabric. In the center, all along the
weaving, runs an accessible pocket in which we can slip arches or ropes that acts as
structure. Finally, integrated hooks punctuate the straps offering points of tension.
Colecting and analizing materials, design of a shape and of its use, inventing a new weaving technique, graphic and esthetic research.
Model making and realization of a sample scale 1 , 1,50 meters long weavings.
Photos : Garance Maurer
ENSCI-Les Ateliers, 2018