numen/for use stitches an interactive, tensile tunnel through austria gallery numen/for use stitches an interactive, tensile tunnel through austria gallery
sep 01, 2015

numen/for use stitches an interactive, tensile tunnel through austria gallery

numen/for use stitches an interactive, tensile tunnel through austria gallery
(above) photo by günter richard wett

 

 

from now until october 10, 2015, austria’s architekturforum tirol hosts an interactive installation constructed of stitched safety nets, which suspend in and around the surrounding surfaces of the generous gallery space. croatian-austrian design collective numen/for use have realized ‘tube’ using numerous elastic strings tethered to the ceiling and walls, forming a centipede-like tunnel for visitors to traverse through.

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austria’s architekturforum tirol hosts an interactive installation constructed of stitched safety nets
image courtesy of numen/for use

 

 

dispersed structural support allows for an even distribution of forces that causes the sensation of free floating for the person inside. as they climb, creep and wiggle their way through the jagged progression of the ‘tube’, entrants encounter irregular diagonals and oblique perspectives that allow them to experience the architectural environment from unexpected angles. the human crawler moves through a mesh artery which supports the body but lets the eyes explore the outside landscape, universally adaptable to new contexts and spaces.

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visitors are suspended in and around the surrounding surfaces of the generous gallery space
photo by günter richard wett

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‘tube’ is formed using numerous elastic strings tethered to the ceiling and walls
photo by günter richard wett

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the installation forms a centipede-like tunnel for visitors to traverse through
image courtesy of numen/for use

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dispersed structural support causes the sensation of free floating for the person inside
image courtesy of numen/for use

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entrants encounter irregular diagonals and oblique perspectives 
image courtesy of numen/for use

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visitors experience the architectural environment from unexpected angles
image courtesy of numen/for use

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the human crawler moves through a mesh artery
image courtesy of numen/for use

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image courtesy of numen/for use

 

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