with COVID-19 reducing off international shuttle and reputedly halting time, jiří příhoda took the danger to rethink his early tasks within the context of society these days. příhoda, at the instance of the 15th anniversary of prague designblok in 2013, offered a prototype of his arbor residing II, lampyriade (firefly). the outer shell of the small-scale habitat is fabricated from the fabric corralit – a luminescent substance added into synthetic stone. the A. D. II shell absorbs sunlight and later releases it within the type of an opalescent gentle via evening. the cushy glow from the shell transforms the everyday day gentle colour scale into an absolutely new one.
in lake travis, austin, příhoda has produced a conversion of the arbor residing II into ‘draftroom’ that hovers above the bottom. the construction surrounds the trunk of the tree, which used to be broken a number of occasions via tricky texas climate, however nonetheless creates a cover over complete residing. on sunny days, the tree casts a singular interaction of sunshine and shadow over the website online. the internal of ‘draftroom’ has been adjusted basically for operating on massive sketching desk, which is suspended from the ceiling, and will also be folded into the wall. this gesture permits the occupant to open the residing flooring and use the decrease part of the cylindrical house for resting — all whilst the shell of the construction subtly glows all through the evening.
challenge identify: draftroom
creator: jiří příhoda
object kind: sculptural object / small structure
location: lake travis, austin, texas
building: plywood, wooden, plexiglass
external shell: corralit
dimensions: diameter width 2,44 m, top 3.66 m, intensity 4.88 m (incl. roof overlaps), 1.22 m above flooring
internal flooring space: major deck 6 m2 + 6m2 outdoor decking / decrease slumbering space 3m2
nina azzarello I designboom
dec 27, 2020