2015 Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, France

Space object in front of the castle Domaine de Boisbuchet. The extremely light-weight building-kit construction consists of 0,6mm sheet holms with wire tension. Galvanized U-profiles from industrial production have been modified for the free standing square building. The permanent art installation is also a prototype for mobile and permanent living- and space modules, that can be used in different climatic regions. Within a few steps, the sheet holms can be - similar to dry construction - combined to form a house module with 20sqm floor space. Walls and ceiling are filled and insulated with regionally available materials, recycling or even garbage materials. For a housing construction, the surfaces/frames are lined with plates, wired with membranes or plastered. The “low cost building“ provides cheap housing and a building kit with modifiable basic construction that can easily incorporate materials, companies and craftsmanship of the respective region. Predecessor building is the permanent installation “ocean dome“ in Cape Town, South Africa. With this installation, the pre-galvanized frame construction with metal sheets has been used for the first time and the surfaces, made of gabione steel baskets, have been filled with plastic garbage from the surrounding beaches.

Realised with support of the management team of Domaine de Boisbuchet in connection with the Centre international de recherche et d'éducation culturelle et agricole (CIRECA).

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