triptyque architecture: vernacular creature
triptyque architecture: vernacular creature triptyque architecture: vernacular creature
jun 17, 2010

triptyque architecture: vernacular creature

model of ‘vernacular creature’ by triptyque architecture all images courtesy triptyque architecture




as part of the 1:1 architects build small spaces exhibition  at the V & A london, international firm triptyque architecture created ‘vernacular creature’. responding to specific locations in the museum, the architects explored themes such as study, work, play, performance and contemplation.


using thatch in reference to vernacular english architecture, this low-tech cabin explores notions of the ‘primitive hut’ and organic forms of shelter. the ‘eye’ of  the cabin resembles the overhanging eaves of a traditional thatched roof. from above, timed canisters would release an oozing liquid that gradually envelops this womb-like structure and transforms it into an emphatically modern ‘white cube’.

the ‘eye’ of the cabin

glue resembles the white liquid

‘vernacular creature’ model

side view

back view

the model without liquid

‘vernacular creature’ model

inox barrell

the structure of  ‘vernacular creature’

construction of ‘vernacular creature’ model

construction of ‘vernacular creature’ model

construction of ‘vernacular creature’ model

construction of ‘vernacular creature’ model

construction of  ‘vernacular creature’

construction of  ‘vernacular creature’

parts of  ‘vernacular creature’

exploded view of ‘vernacular creature’

structure of  ‘vernacular creature’

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