Blob-itecture Goes Literal
June 9, 2011
Community boards got you down? City Council hates your plan? Building codes preventing you from expressing yourself?
Making it mobile! That’s the easiest way to circumvent the standard red tape of construction, and it’s just what dmvA Architecten did after months of rejections. They call it “mobile construction with a dose of high art.”
Not that it matters, but the Blob has a kitchen, bathroom, bed, and storage nooks. Inhabitants should plan on filling most of those storage nooks with industrial-strength bleach, given the alarming proximity between the startlingly white surfaces and the sea of mud below.
The “nose” of the blob opens up to create a kind of porch. Write the architects, the Blob could be used as an “office, a guestroom, a reception, a garden-house, or whatever you want to.” As to the construction process itself, dmvA writes that they “started by building a timber frame, covered it up with a stretching material and plastered with polyester. Shaped by sanding the polyester time and time again. Inside, the space was built up with niches, lighted by leds. The space in between the outer in inner shell was filled up with PUR insulation.”