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FABRIKAAT, Dutch for “to make by hand,” was an exhibition at Milan’s Ventura Lambrate, looking at design and craft in yard areas.
4 teams of students inside the Grasp of Inside Structure & Retail Design program on the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, acquired three months to reply the subsequent questions:
M. By embracing a bottom-up “evaluation by means of making” technique to design, can new supplies behaviors and functions emerge?
P. In our digital age, what could also be found by way of the tactic of making by hand?
A. Can design choices be offered that improve current typologies in our constructed environment, such as a result of the yard?
Staff B, Micaela Nardella from Italy and Oana Tudose from Romania, have been my winners. They’ve been impressed by the disappearance of the house sparrow inside the Netherlands, to create a habitat for birds inside constructed environments.
They designed the Brick Biotope, which has a twin carry out, as a brick, and as a home for residence sparrows – which signifies that fowl habitats is perhaps inbuilt to metropolis areas, comparatively than modified by them.
The bricks encourage crops and wildlife into buildings, and add an fascinating aesthetic to plain brick partitions.
The bricks are made by pouring sand together with plaster and eradicating it by hand after the plaster has solidified, creating pure shapes inside the standard brick sort.
Our journey to Milan was supported partially by Airbnb.com.