Return To The Womb With ‘Tuft Pula’
March 29, 2012
We wrote just yesterday about Adolf Loos and his development of an “architecture of the womb.” Designers Numen/For Use have tapped into Loos’ curious sensibility by creating a space that truly is a “bag of fur”–a second skin, perhaps–suspended 4 meters in the atrium of a former church in Pula, Croatia. ‘Tuft Pula’ is a funnel-like volume comprised of kilometers of adhesive tap stretched taut over a steel frame whose interior is outfitted with a deep-red carpet that is as lush as it is psychologically unnerving. Visitors can board the vessel only via ladder, forcing them to abandon the safety of terra firma for the unknown territory above and the surreal experience to follow. Once inside, however, the space can be quite pleasurable says its makers, with ample room and quiet for one to doze off or play.