Design on Wire: 7 Structures Woven from Metal

In everyday landscapes, wire frequently indicates that a space is forbidden. Based on imagery of barbed wire, fencing and mesh, it is a material that can effectively divide and prohibit. In this collection, the nature of the material is toyed with, as the architects attempt to subvert such conceptualizations. Edoardo Tresoldi resurrects a destroyed basilica from thousands of meters of wire, reconstructing a ghostly hologram of the past. Metamorfose exhibits a bright green structure, which sparks commentary and dialogue on the surrounding environment's decay, destitution and desertion. In these projects, wire is displayed on the forefront. Based on such associations, wire is not always thought of as inviting. However, many of the projects that follow cascade and undulate, often creating lattice-like structures that welcome rather than reject visitors. Additionally, based on the material's flexibility, several of these projects are both malleable and temporary, resulting in spaces that are particularly thrilling to immerse oneself in. Because they are open and porous, they also bring about light, reflection and shaded areas, which make them suitable for all sorts of human interaction — day and night. Single Thread | Sukkah City by Matter Architecture Practice, ...
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