La Chabola is an architectural exercise based on an experimental constructive system commissioned by Concéntrico, the architecture and design festival of Logroño.
In response to the brief: an installation in a public space with 20 standard wooden boards, the objetive was to make the minimum intervention possible on the given material. How could we create an architectural artifact with a removable constructive thinking?
Inspired by the biomechanics of the human body and how physiotherapists use kinesiology tape on different people, I explored the idea of how this knowledge could be translated and implemented into architectural contexts: “At the end bones and muscles are part of one of the most intelligent structures we can think of”.
The outcome is a construction method that connects standard wooden surfaces with gaffer tape – a temporary building strategy that can be further translated into furniture, interiors, ocasional shelter or bigger architectural installations.