Authors: Saanya Papar, Brooke Rho
Instructor: Assistant Professor Jenny Sabin
Inspired by Anni Albers’ woven tapestries in the 1960s, this project explores the possibilities of textile architecture in the form of a pavilion in the Serpentine Gallery in London. Conceptually, the pavilion uses the tension within the weave to provide structure, create spatial, lighting and density effects, and on a more human scale becomes inhabitable in the form of vertical hammocks. The pavilion contains a bar and a cafe on the ground level, and leads up to a central elevated space, where the hammocks become most relaxed and habitable. As part of the project a full 1:1 prototype was built of a single bay from the hammock wall.