Sunday, July 27, 2008

080727_CoLab: R&Sie + THEVERYMANY (002)

LOOPHOLE (Cieszyn, Poland - Cesky Tesin,Czech / 2008)
Collaboration with Francois Roche, principal of R&Sie (

THEVERYMANY was primarily asked to develop a 3D weaving system.
Weaving protocols are quite straight forward to code as extremely explicit by nature: basically a set of procedure telling up/down/up/down based on a specific period or pattern.

Though in that specific case THEVERYMANY was required to weave through an existing primary direction (or loom) which is non linear - basically a set of "randomly" weaved curves not following one overall set of rules - therefore as no under laying order or "grid" one can't expect within the loops to understand its front, back, left & right neighbors, and therefore if those are up or down... no global sequence of weave can't be applied...

Following a series of tests and options - Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY in collaboration with Francois Roche / R&Sie ended up developing a set of local agraffes/clips - having to search for their state - here was the very first attempt (February 2008)

(Obviously at that stage no need to run any clash procedure to understand membrure/rib's integrity limit or structural weakness - but enough though to validate the hypothesis of scenario and its possible effect...)

You can find the proposal on new-territories;


LOOPHOLE / Design of a pedestrian bridge on the boundaries of the two countries
Cieszyn, Poland-Cesky Tesin,Czech / 2005-2008

Architect: R&Sie(n)… Paris
Associated partner: Marc Fornes on clips parametric version.
Creative team: François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux, with Sylwia Bogdan, Toshikatsu Kiuchi
Engineer: VP&Green, Paris
Key dimensions: 60 m linear
Client: The city of Cieszyn, in both part, Polish and Czech
Cost: 2 million €

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