s. joao structure: street party installation by FAHR 021.3 s. joao structure: street party installation by FAHR 021.3
jul 09, 2013

s. joao structure: street party installation by FAHR 021.3

s. joao structure: street party installation by FAHR 021.3
all images courtesy of jose caldeira



this temporary installation ‘s. joao structure’ is a result of a community workshop by portugal-based FAHR 021.3 architects. the design reflects a typical portuguese street party – locally known as ‘s. joao’. one of europe’s liveliest street festivals, the people of porto pay tribute to saint john the baptist by traditionally hitting each other with garlic flowers or soft plastic hammers. characterized by the color of ribbons and flags that populate the streets and the fireworks that are launched throughout the night, the ‘s. joao structure’ reinterprets this atmosphere with hanging balloon-like forms that have a reflective, shiny material. the event was featured as part of acorda! at the guimarães institute design, june 2013.



‘s. joao temporary structure’
video courtesy of FAHR 021.3



based on ‘s. joao’ one of europe’s liveliest street festivals



‘s. joao structure’ reinterprets the festival’s typical street party decoration



the design is a result of a local community workshop



detail showing the balloon-like forms that have a reflective, shiny material



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