BORGMAN | LENK + jan körbes reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
 
BORGMAN | LENK + jan körbes reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
may 28, 2015

BORGMAN | LENK + jan körbes reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets

 

with a focus on contemporary recycling culture, berlin-based artists anna borgman and candy lenk of BORGMAN | LENK have created a installation for aquabit gallery in berlin using salvaged materials. ‘rekonstruktion’ is built of polycarbonate disposable pallets, which form an interlocking grid in front of the building façade. together with jan körbes, BORGMAN | LENK transform function into ornamentation, taking a mundane object normally used to carry goods and turning into an architectural material.

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
‘rekonstruktion’ is built of polycarbonate disposable pallets
image © BORGMAN | LENK

 

 

each of the pallets are fixed with tension belts, organized into the arrangement of a plastic blue wall. a doorway formed by three stacked square pallets is slightly ajar, leading visitors to the aquabit gallery‘s main entrance. once within, the exterior installation works as a light filter between the exhibition space and the public space, allowing layers of illumination to filter inside. the depth of the façade and the natural geometric patterns in its design generates a constantly changing transparency depending on the outside light conditions and viewing angle.

 

‘rekonstruktion’ will remain at aquabit gallery until may 31, 2015 as part of the exhibition ‘ex und hopp?’,which focuses on resource-saving design, re-use and re-functioning in art and architecture.

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
the materials form an interlocking grid in front of the building façade
image © BORGMAN | LENK 

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
the artists take a mundane object normally used to carry goods and turn it into an architectural material
image © BORGMAN | LENK

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
views from both the outside and inside of the installation
(left) image © irina ilieva (right) image © BORGMAN | LENK

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
the installation works as a light filter between the exhibition space and the public space
image © irina ilieva

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
layers of illumination to filter inside, generating a constantly changing transparency
image © BORGMAN | LENK

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
detail of the geometric patterning that allows light to filter inside the space
image © BORGMAN | LENK

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
by night, light from within the gallery is emitted through the installation’s apertures
image © BORGMAN | LENK

borgmann lenk reconstruct building façade using plastic pallets
building up ‘rekonstruktion’ in berlin
image © jan koerbes

  • Sadly this great concept has not been executed artfully whatsoever. Where is the matching arch? Historic window outline? Specialist lighting at night?

    rotterdamcynic

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