Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Concrete and laces

Here's a link to a very fine project by Japanese Kochi Architects.
Below images are from the renovation of an existing industrial space into an office space for Hu-La Creative (2005).
I really love how the delicacy of the lace meets the rough, worn concrete - the two senses of materiality contrast and enhance each other. Precision, precision, precision - fx in the fitted electrical fittings  (or what that's called) really add to the degree of exclusivity of this conceptually flippant yet poetic project.

[Images: lace fixed to the existing concrete wall. Images from]

The company who moved into the space is Hula Creative - who might be this company. Wedding photographers... so - laces are a part of a continuous theme here...

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