CODA designs clay & wattle cabinette for yeats summer event in ireland
 
CODA designs clay & wattle cabinette for yeats summer event in ireland CODA designs clay & wattle cabinette for yeats summer event in ireland
nov 14, 2015

CODA designs clay & wattle cabinette for yeats summer event in ireland

CODA designs clay & wattle cabinette for yeats summer event in ireland
all visuals courtesy of CODA

 

 

 

‘cabinette’ is a conceptual wattle and clay structure designed by CODA for the 2015 yeats summer event competition in sligo, ireland. the pavilion is composed of a gridded 9×9 matrix made with purple willow. each frame is filled with turf (clay), which is continuously burned throughout the summer to scent and provide warmth for poetry readings — yeats is in reference to poet W.B. yeats.

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what begins as a solid clay form, slowly disintegrates into a ghostly void. this was done in homage to yeat’s ‘the lake isle of innisfree’ writings, which describe visions of longing for nature from the orthogonal confines of the city. ‘cabinette’ aims to express the tension between urban and rural by combining both cube and cabin into a single hybrid. from one view, the cabin disappears within the cube; from another, the shape into the building.

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site and location plans: sligo, ireland

 

 

 

the sound of lapping water is another component essential to yeat’s vision, and is translated to the pavilion’s water front location. the placement, aside from conceptual reasons, allows for easy transport and accessibility for festival goers.

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due to the site’s ecological sensitivity — lake shore of lough gill & innisfree island — ‘cabinette’ docks on an integrated artificial pier. thus, the piece is temporary, lightweight (floats), and able to be prefabricated on the main land before transport and turf stocking. at the end of the event, the intervention can be towed back and removed using a basic boat-trailer.

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plan and elevations

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sections

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assembly

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: nick brink | designboom

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