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The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects

The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  52
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Vlad Albu
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  MBQ
  • Design Team : Anca Cioarec, Brîndușa Tudor, Teodora Capră-Robescu, Ștefan Nechita
  • Clients : Meșteshukar ButiQ
  • Production Of The Wood And Copper Works : Atelier Vast
  • Constructions, Finishes, Installations : Alexandru Dinulescu
  • Custom Made Lamps : Vlad Rebenciuc
  • Tannin Dyed Textiles : Atelier Tron
  • Production Of The Wood And Copper Works : Atelier Vast
  • City : București
  • Country : Romania
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The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects - Shelving, Table, Chair
© Vlad Albu

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

The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects - Shelving, Table, Chair
© 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.

The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects - Shelving
© Vlad Albu
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The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects - Table
© 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.

The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects - Shelving
© 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.

The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects - Door
© 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.

The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects - Shelving, Windows
© 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.

The Loom / Mbq Store / Stardust Architects - Table, Windows, Wood
© Vlad Albu

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Address:Strada Edgar Quinet 7, București 030167, Romania

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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
© Vlad Albu

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