flexible and transplantable architecture – skinned by KNOL
all images courtesy of KNOL

 

 

 

 

distinct memorable details of ‘concrete’ built volumes are rendered as flexible and transplantable in ‘skinned’, a project by jorien kemerink from dutch studio KNOL. the ongoing series sees architectural elements rendered as delicate latex casts of brick walls, doors, tiled floors, wash basins– foldable skins that stand as thin fragments of spatial existence catching the specific characteristics of a structure. the fragile membranes question the role of architecture, considering the notion of fixed space and employing a more nomadic or transplantable approach to building. ‘skinned’ is the outcome of a two year study that KNOL participated in at vacant NL, a program at the sandberg institute in amsterdam that looked at the potential of vacant buildings, and how they could become, in a sense, more liquid–breaking out of their set locations and transplanting themselves around the urban landscape.

 
‘skinned’ is being presented at beijing design week 2013 from september 26 – october 3rd within the dutch exhibition ‘starting something’.

 

 

flexible and transplantable architecture - skinned by KNOL
‘skinned’ looks at considering architecture as something transplantable

 

 

flexible and transplantable architecture - skinned by KNOL
full sections of walls and flooring are cast in latex, expressing architecture as a series of foldable skins

 

 

flexible and transplantable architecture - skinned by KNOL

 

flexible and transplantable architecture - skinned by KNOL
‘skinned’ explores the flexibility of architecture
photo by rob ‘t hart

 

 

flexible and transplantable architecture - skinned by KNOL

 

 

flexible and transplantable architecture - skinned by KNOL
textures of building materials are captured

 

 

flexible and transplantable architecture - skinned by KNOL

beijing design week
september 26th – october 3rd

 

beijing design week (BJDW) returns to enliven china’s capital with a unique city-wide showcase of initiatives celebrating creativity and innovation from the design field at large.