An invitation by Edouard Malingue Gallery and Hannah Barry to support the development of an artwork by Joao Vasco Paiva for the summer programme at Bold Tendencies led to the construction of a large site-specific structure made from cob. The concept for the project was to make a structure from traditional clay blocks and mortar, similar to the archaic houses found in southern Europe.
EBBA designed and managed the installation including early material investigations into clay structures as well as instructing the finishing on site. The project produced an architecture that is at once familiar yet completely alien to the site on top of the carpark in Peckham. The interior of the installation reflects the changing qualities of the daily cycle and offers an almost monastic experience away from the windy world outside. The textures and material tests were developed in conjunction with the artist, while the use of the blocks was influenced by its ability to be stacked as well as the reference of building in London where the brick format is so prevalent.
Installation completed with artist, Joao Vasco Paiva, in collaboration with Bold Tendencies and Edouard Malingue Gallery. For further details of the project and the artists decription please check the press release. A special thanks goes to the incredible team that made this happen.