the arch. residency

(English below)

La residencia “The Arch” era un fantástico edificio temporal en medio de una mina de carbón abandonada en Genk Bélgica. El objetivo de este espacio era construir un Arco, como uno medieval, pero utilizando plástico reciclado. A medida que los edificios se producían en la época medieval, se invitaba a diferentes “gremios” a colaborar en la forma en que podían construirlo y en el desarrollo de herramientas, artefactos, materiales y técnicas. Viví en el arco durante unas semanas colaborando con Polimeer Amsterdam y Constructlab en el desarrollo de los ladrillos, la fachada y la estructura. Como resultado, hicimos moldes para plástico fundido, probamos diferentes formas de ensamblar ladrillos de plástico y organizamos talleres para experimentar y hacer cosas con los vecinos.

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The Arch residency was a fantastic temporal building in the middle of an abandon coal mine in Genk Belgium. The aim of this space was to build an Arch, like a medieval one, but using recycling plastic. As buildings were produced in the medieval age, different “guilds” were invited to collaborate in the way they could build it and in the developing of tools, artifacts, materials and technicals. I was living in the arch for a few weeks collaborating with Polimeer Amsterdam and Constructlab in the developing of the bricks, facade and the structure. As result, we made moulds for melt plastic, tested different ways to assemble plastic bricks and run workshops to experiment and make things with the neighbours.

https://www.facebook.com/thearchgenk/

 

Plastic-lab.