Books In Bloom
Rescued ‘unwanted’ books are made available to workshop participants as food for thought, and for exploring as building material. This exploration is about building with books. The contemplation is about the impact of the ‘dying book’. The direct engagement and full-scale explorations with physical books as building material is symbolic of an approach that ‘any locally appropriate material’ can lend itself to the construction of architecture. Faced with a ‘new’ and ‘unconventional’ building material, first-hand explorations lead to discoveries of the materials properties and suitable architectural technologies. This method of self-discovery would help architects to design new technologies for even ‘conventional’ materials.
Curator: Luis Fernández-Galiano/Arquitectura Viva.
Inside the workshop directed by Anupama Kundoo.
Project Team: Anupama Kundoo, Guillermo Sevillano, Elena Orte, Alba Balmaseda Domínguez, Javier Bolívar López, Antxon Canovas Arceredillo, Javier Chávez Muñoz, Nuria Escoms Bosch, Antonio Guerrero Jiménez, Marta Jarabo Devesa , Carmen López Albert, Adrián López Varona, Andrea Lusquiños Mansilla, Blanca Martín Gazulla, Angel Martinez Martinez, Victoria Merchán Val, Cristina Ramos Cáceres and Elisabet Usón Maimó.