“What do you wanna be, Brick?”
“I wanna be chillin’.”
▼项目概览，overall view ©Odami
the fabric-formed “lazy bricks” happily slumped on, over, or around anything that got next to or underneath them
This pavilion – affectionately named “Greta” – was an exercise both in place-making, and in testing the potential of fabric-formwork in construction. As a primitive structure, the goal wasn’t to provide physical shelter from the elements; it was simply to create a place by structuring the environment in a specific location. To do this, the structure sought to create a moment where the qualities of the place were intensified, seeming to emerge from the very place on which it stands.
The method of building with fabric-formed “lazy bricks” made this possible. Instead of lending themselves to a pure, geometric form like a normal brick would, which would have struggled to relate to the messiness of the site, the lazy bricks happily slumped on, over, or around anything that got next to or underneath them. They couldn’t be bothered to resist.
▼细部，detailed view ©Odami
▼制作过程，making process ©Odami
▼“慵懒的砖”冬季视角，lazy bricks in winter ©Odami
The result is a form which couldn’t help but make intimate acquaintances with the site – resisting the control of the Designer, preferring instead to simply lay down at its nearest convenience, and therefore be genuinely a part of it.
the structure seems to emerge from the very place on which it stands
Project Year: 2015
Materials: Spandex, rebar, concrete
Location: Rivière Rouge, Québec, Canada
Project team & Photo: Odami