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Weaving As Architecture: David Garcia Creates Another First

David Garcia and his gang (aka Studio) have been up to their new tricks again, this time creating the first facade, roof, column and foundation to be built without nails, screws, or even glue!

It's the Weaving Pavillion, created as the main center for the Notch 10 Art and Culture Festival, which opened in Bejiing on October 23, 2010.  Experimental architecture is Garcia's mission and this totally woven structure was an exploration in using nature's own replenishable material, bamboo, to build a structure using the centuries old techniques of weaving. 

Here's a very idyllic artist rendition of the Weaving Pavillion...

 

The Weaving Pavillion concept drawing: © David Garcia StudioThe Weaving Pavillion concept drawing: © David Garcia Studio

 

And below, the real Weaving Pavillion at the Notch 10 Festival, the result of a 2 year architectural project that Garcia conducted in Japan.  

 

 The Weaving Pavillion at Notch 10 Art & Culture Festival, Beijing: © David Garcia Studio, photographer Max GerthelThe Weaving Pavillion at Notch 10 Art & Culture Festival, Beijing: © David Garcia Studio, photographer Max Gerthel

 

The Weaving Pavillion at Notch 10 Art & Culture Festival, Beijing: © David Garcia Studio, photographer Max GerthelThe Weaving Pavillion at Notch 10 Art & Culture Festival, Beijing: © David Garcia Studio, photographer Max Gerthel

 

The Weaving Pavillion is 100% recyclable and re-usable: © David Garcia Studio, photographer Max GerthelThe Weaving Pavillion is 100% recyclable and re-usable: © David Garcia Studio, photographer Max Gerthel

 

 The Weaving Pavillion at Notch 10 Art & Culture Festival, Beijing: © David Garcia Studio, photographer Max GerthelThe Weaving Pavillion at Notch 10 Art & Culture Festival, Beijing: © David Garcia Studio, photographer Max Gerthel

 

Spanish born, Garcia's home base is in Denmark, although he has teaching positions at universities throughout the world.  Garcia and associates recently won first prize in the Unesco Delta Cities Competition for their plan to rebuild the delta area of Rotterdam to prevent future flooding. Last year, Garcia's ingenious Archive Series was on display at the Notch 9 Art and Culture Festival.

 

David Garcia Studio