ana rascovsky suspends village of woven nido dwellings above buenos aires ana rascovsky suspends village of woven nido dwellings above buenos aires
sep 28, 2014

ana rascovsky suspends village of woven nido dwellings above buenos aires

ana rascovsky suspends village of woven nido dwellings above buenos aires
all images courtesy ana rascovsky arqs




the use of wicker has spanned centuries as it was popular during the reign of ancient egypt. the civilization realized its potential and importance to the production of goods when its tightly woven fibers could form rigid structures. ana rascovsky has taken this traditional craftsmanship and has applied it to an architecture project in tigre, buenos aires, called ‘nido’.

ana rascovsky arqs nido wicker buenos aires
a nest in the middle of the trees 




as the name stands for ‘nest’ in spanish, the work displays itself in the form of an exaggerated, large-scale dwelling. spheres have been suspended with a series of rope cables held in tension between the interstitial spaces of the strands and a supporting tree branch. in addition, voids of varying sizes are create out of the curved surfaces for entry and light. ‘this the perfect spot to relax, hang from a tree, apart from the world, while swinging in the air and feeling the sun coming though the wicker tissue,’ says rascovsky. the raw material was found in the near vicinity and the utilized technology required for its shape shifting processes are a local specialization.

ana rascovsky arqs nido wicker buenos aires
front view through the entry

ana rascovsky arqs nido wicker buenos aires
back view with two small voids

ana rascovsky arqs nido wicker buenos aires
children playing inside a nest

ana rascovsky arqs nido wicker buenos aires
sketch of the construct suspended from a tree



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