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The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects

  • 08:00 - 15 May, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects
The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects, © Vlad Albu
© Vlad Albu

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Strada Edgar Quinet 7, București 030167, Romania
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Anca Cioarec, Brîndușa Tudor, Teodora Capră-Robescu, Ștefan Nechita
  • Area

    52.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

© Vlad Albu
© Vlad Albu

"The loom" is the winning proposal of the design competition for Mesteshukar Boutique. The project started with a glimpse of memory: 

© Vlad Albu
© Vlad Albu

I remembered the years I have spent with my grandparents. I wouldn't say they were craftsmen, but my grandmother was baking bread, spinning the wool in order to be knitted into our socks and sweaters  or she was weaving baskets for her own use.

© Vlad Albu
© Vlad Albu
Plan
Plan
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© Vlad Albu

When I think of her, I don't remember the way the basket looked in the end, nor the bread or the socks, but I can still feel in my fingers the point of the spindle and the low sound of the wool while becoming a thread.

© Vlad Albu
© Vlad Albu

I can feel so clearly passing my fingers through the vertical twigs of the basket, I remember some of them being soft and flexible, and others breaking, I can feel the flour on her hands and the firm movements through the bread dough.

© Vlad Albu
© Vlad Albu

 I remember with my hands. […] These memories don't seem to be stocked in my brain, but moreover in my fingers, arms. They are triggered by touch. The body remembers. To recollect the experience of a certain crafts means remembering the process.

© Vlad Albu
© Vlad Albu

The body reacts when it sees the tools or the materials. A place that aims to keep the crafts alive should be able to trigger memories, to have the tools and the materials available, to invite you to take a seat and let your fingers move along with them. To be a workshop, more than a shop. To be a tactile house of past and future memories.

© Vlad Albu
© Vlad Albu

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Cite: "The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects" 15 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/916972/the-loom-mbq-store-stardust-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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