RAMMED EARTH BENCH
DOING with: LISBON TRIENAL 2022 and OFICINAS DO CONVENTO
(commissioned by BC ARCHITECTS)
Lisbon, Portugal 2022)
In the sequence of the work developed so far in Portugal, about MATERIAL CIRCULARITY on raw EARTH CONSTRUCTION, such as earth excavations from building places and demolitions, DOING was commissioned bei BC Architects, from Brussels, to design and produce a Rammed Earth bench (that could go from 5 to 8 meters long) for their contribution to Cycles exhibition within Lisbon Architecture Trienal 2022.
Once again, the LOGISTICS and timings associated with this work, were one of the main constrains to be thought trough the design process. By this reason, instead the construction in loco, the modular pre-fabrication become the solution adopted. Prototyping a vertical layer rammed earth modul was the guarantee to have a perfect and linear connection trough the elements when assembled together but also allowed to work more accurately on the details and shape of the individual module.
Cycles exhibition, Lisbon Architectures Trienal 2022:
Logistic facilities: Associação Oficinas do Convento
Design and production: DOING.pt
Assembling collaboration: Teresa Rivera
Photos: Nuno Vasconcelos
Exhibition: Cycles, Lisbon Trienal 2022
Localization: Garagem Sul, Lisbon, Portugal