'mi casa, your casa' is a playful urban installation for the time of social distancing
 

'mi casa, your casa' is a playful urban installation for the time of social distancing

first created back in 2014 by esrawe studio + cadena, the ‘mi casa, your casa’ installation takes on new meaning in 2020. in the time of social distancing, the series of red frames offers a perfect solution to reignite communities and bring people safely back to public spaces. 

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mi casa your casa in atlanta

all images courtesy of esrawe studio + cadena

 

 

‘mi casa, your casa’ was first installed in atlanta to establish a new relationship between the high museum and the neighborhood, not only transforming the public space but building a bond between the community surrounding it. after atlanta, the installation was placed in several museums, streets and public parks in different cities and countries. it also served as a temporary refuge for some families that lost their homes during the earthquake of 2017 in mexico.

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atlanta

 

 

as people slowly return to a new normality after widespread lockdown, esrawe studio + cadena propose that the installation could provide the ideal means to reignite connections with family and friends, as well as with the community as a whole. the project was developed with the need to socialize at its core, and with its playful design it aims to show the value of human interaction. shaping integrated communities is a major task that needs to be tackled with imagination, an open mind, and most importantly, a co-creative and playful spirit.

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atlanta

 

 

the design team chose the most basic shape recognizable by all audiences, one that will relate to the idea of warmth, comfort, safety and welcoming. thanks to its shape, the installation also has the possibility to be reconfigured in multiple scenarios and be able to host multiple activities but considering the recommended distance.

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atlanta

 

 

‘the essential principle of activation, we create that which enables us to inhabit, to play, to make music together, to observe ourselves and each other, to learn, to celebrate; to live and experience the world in unique, whole and valuable new ways. designing the future means bringing ideas into action. mi casa your casa is a strong and subtle symbol in a geometric shape that will allow us to build a unique iconic piece, one that creates a continuous dialogue with audiences and capable of continuous changes and mutations.’ esrawe studio + cadena

 

the installation in use

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mexico city

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mexico city

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mexico city

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mexico city

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view of the installation from above

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the installation with swings

 

program possibilities

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daytime render

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nighttime render

 

 

project info:

 

project name: mi casa, your casa

design: esrawe studio + cadena

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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