June 2 - July 25, 2021
Porto Design Biennale 2021/Museum of Vibrant Matter
Large-scale 3D printing machines are now capable of creating in-situ structures by applying composites of local soil, mud & straw through a nozzle. Casa Covida is a series of three interlinked structures providing multipurpose spaces for a couple or family to be in intimate contact with experiences that are closely associated with indigenous communities that lived on these lands for millennia. Furnished with locally woven rugs overlain on beetle-damaged reclaimed pine, the fire hearth and open skyspaces interweave an ambient materiality, spatiality and temporality lost from many lived experiences today.
Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael. "Casa Covida" Porto Design Biennale 2021/Museum of Vibrant Matter (2021).