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