In the specific assignment we were tasked with covering a big ventilation system mounted in a vertical steel construction.
We were inspired by tensile constructions and have been interested in exploring the possibilities for the integration of textiles into architecture in a sustainable and resource-conscious way. Textile has an obvious advantage over other materials regarding its ability to span large areas despite its low weight.
The result is a living patchwork of semi-translucent ships sails that cover the ventillation system. If you look closely, you can see the sails move very slightly from the circulation in the ventilation system, a distant echo of their previous life at sea.