The Weaving house

MO1 Design studio 

“The European architecture belongs to the continent culture. It is really like noun. The language is made of nouns, like bricks stuck on each other. It’s very logical. But Japanese and S. Asian architecture is more like verb, I think. In the language they use, it’s more elusive, like a moving feeling”. Ryue Nishizawa, arch. Quote from the movie “Tokyo Ride” The idea behind the Weaving house was to introduce the elusive Asian architecture of verbs into European static architecture. Presenting the Azuma building, whose original residential purpose is replaced by a commercial one and in conjunction with a complex process of kilim making, Weaving house was born. Due to the availability of raw materials necessary for weaving and the features of the landscape, the new location for the fusion of the Azuma house and art of weaving was chosen at the foothills of Stara planina mountain. The threads, being the constructive part of the weaving process, are used as an architectural element that, in their overlapping, creates a feeling of movement through the mountains and shapes the interior of the Weaving house itself. The walls become multi-coloured threads instead, which enables communication through the object. The south of Serbia is known for old tradition of kilim weaving workshops. Over the years their numbers have decreased and kilim making as a craft goes into oblivion. By designing this Weaving house the author would like to preserve the significance of this sophisticated art.

Author: Milica Vlahović

Mentor: associate professor arch. Igor Rajković, teaching assistant: Dr. Ana Zorić

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