New-Territories (S/he)

Mosquitosbottleneck, Trinidad, Cuba, 2003

Architecte : New-Territories / R&Sie(n) Paris - Designer associé : Mathieu Lehanneur - Equipe créative : François Roche, Mathieu Lehanneur, Stéphanie Lavaux, Jean Navarro, Pascal Bertholio

Construction of a private house for an art collector in Trinidad.

1) Detection of the mosquito-borne West Nil fever virus on the island.
2) Mixing this objective paranoia with a desire for safety.
3) Developing a Klein Bottle twist between the two contradictory data: humans and insects.
4) Living and dying of mosquitoes in the house trap.
5) Introducing fragile structure and materials, like fabric netting everywhere, in recognition of the geographic position of this island, naturally protected against hurricanes.
6) Weaving together all the surfaces of the house floor, façade and roof with plastic wire and plastic shrink-wrap.
7) Resonance between the buzzing of the mosquitoes and the vibration of the structure (sound of the death).

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