Our friends from raumlabor berlin just sent us images of the second installation they created for this year’s Biennale in Venice. ‘Generator’ is an experimental interative building laboratory for instant, participatory building practices in public space. Built up of self-made wooden chairs the structure is slowly spreading over the Giardini.
Here is how the architects describe it:
“The Generator consists of two components: hardware and software.
The hardware is a workstation designed for mobility. A set of several flight cases can be assembled as two workbenches. They contain all the necessary tools for eight people to work on site using simple wood slats and plywood as building materials.
The software is a set of construction plans and instructions for modules, which are developed for easy assembly. The construction methods will be constantly tested and improved. The modules can be assembled into chairs, tables, and shelves, as well as walls and shelters. The participants can transform the modules accidentally or intentionally. A process of learning by doing. The team will record and reuse all possible mutations of the system and incorporate them into a growing structure.”
“The Venetian Chair is a remembrance of childhood, when building fortresses, hideouts and our own world with pieces of furniture was our utmost pleasure. A chair is the archetype of furniture, an object that assists us as we work, relax, or gather for a meal or discussion. With the Generator it is endowed with a further function: the “stacking chair” becomes an assembly part to construct spaces.”