Building Tilelamp by 20.87
It’s not every day a project comes along that takes a material and really draws on it’s inherent qualities to achieve a new outcome. The Brazilian studio 20.87 has taken translucent corrugated fiberglass panels and done just that. Used to transform an old house in Sao Paulo in use by the store MiCasa, the custom frame, skin and lighting play on the existing building’s form in some pretty amazing ways.
“The project was developed as a request of design store MiCasa. It consists of the scenographic customization of the adjacent building to the store, in order to host an art exhibition in its interior in May of this year . After the concept was defined, the construction lasted approximately four weeks. To start with, we decided where the LED tapes would be placed. Simultaneously, we constructed a wood structure to receive the tile covering. With the conclusion of the installation of the lighting, the structure was fixated on the walls of the house at a distance of 20 centimeters from the original construction in order to leave a space between the wall and the tiles, making the lighting more subtle and correcting any sort of irregularities that could be present in the surface of the walls. The tiles are made of fiberglass and were custom made for the project and fixated with screws. The permanence of the installation is of approximately 6 to 10 months, for a new building will be constructed in the same ground afterwards.”
Photos via 20.87.