Gaca’s Architextiles have been applied in diverse projects in public spaces, decorating banks, airports and embassies. In their project for the Schilpol airport MV Architects decided to make sure that the usually cold airport space gains a slightly more friendly character. They used panels of CELLO fabric, with its overscaled knitting pattern, to cover some parts of the roof. Panels act here both as a noise reducing element and a material that is to add some warmth to the whole building.
For the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague Gaca prepared a series of green and grey panels. Also in this case her fabrics were chosen to create some intimacy to the buildings canteen.
Sandra de Steur-Klaasman, the architect rearranging this space, divided it into smaller compartments, using Gaca’s panels, this time made of BLOKO fabric.
Gaca also contributed her designs to the Dutch embassy in Berlin. For this rather stark building by Rem Koolhaas she proposed two panels. Rendered in soft mohair in shades of grey and green they compliment the building, mirroring its colors, at the same time delicately blending into the building walls and contrasting with them.
With a truly virtuose skills she plays with a subtle dynamics between the hardness of concrete and the softness of wool, between the smooth surfaces of the walls and her panels’ fluffiness.
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