DUTCH EMBASSY BERLIN

 

For the Dutch Embassy in Berlin a pair of Art Panels have been designed by Aleksandra Gaca. These panels were developed in the spring of 2013 from the Architextiles range, a series of sculptural woven fabrics which owe their 3D effect to special yarn bonds.  The strong, layered surface has an acoustic dampening effect.  The functionality of these panels came into their own in the minimalist building designed by Rem Koolhaas. The aesthetics of the architecture have been closely observed. The linked Art Panels are sympathetic to the façade with its rhythmic vertical windows. Only through the weave motif is there a subtle counterpoint offered to the severe architecture.  The abstract floral design, Floro, was chosen.The starting points for the colour scheme are the grey tones of the concrete and the visually defining green glass of the floating ramp.  The grey/green colour gradient  of the horizontal Art Panel appears to blend into the wall.  By playing with the reversal  of contrasting colours – anthracite and soft yellow – in the vertical panel a sophisticated complementary image is created.  Mohair is incorporated into both panels contrasting with the concrete background in subtle differences of hard/soft and mat/glossy. The panels were woven by The Textile Museum, Tilburg, on the Dornier jacquard machine from the Textile Lab

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