The Doll / Oglo


Architects: Oglo
Location: Allariz, , Spain
Project team: Emmanuel de France, Arnaud Dambrine, Pauline Rabjeau
Production team: Concello de Allariz, Emmanuel de France, Arnaud Dambrine, Romain de Braquilanges, Augustin Caradec , François Leite
Client: Concello de Allariz
Project area: 250 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Oglo


Whatever culture fashion is part of, whatever time and place it refers to, its essence finds its roots in the characteristics of the human body. Only the being’s dimensions and proportions matter. Its peculiarities, its flaws, its disadvantages are sublimed by creation and become the assets, the basis, the nourishing roots of fashion. They structure its path, define its substance, and guide its function. Static and still when unworn, fashion transforms itself; it evolves in space once inhabited. It also shelters life. It takes over, welcomes and protects it. Once wrapped around the being, fashion, lifeless until then, comes alive.

© Oglo

After going across a thin plant screen, we slowly walk down through the flowers and the soil. An internal world is revealed; its soft curves cocoon and guide us. The plants offer as many smells as they do colors. Our senses are excited. We wrap ourselves into space towards the image of our condition, towards the structuring signal. Further below, sheltered from any hazard, we are taken in the center of the symbol and, unscathed, we contemplate.

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Cite: "The Doll / Oglo" 05 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>