_ swiss sausage

tag: [work] [phygital] [digi]
date: 20210929
classification: Basel Pavillon 2022
location: Basel Switzerland
collaborator: Kaiho Yu
status: Unsuccessful

The proposal will convert the recycled material into multiple piles of synthetic material chunks. By collecting the abandoned building components from the area of Basel, the pavillon will illustrate how we can reinvent the material properties with a series of workflows. A pavillon constructed for play and leisure will be a medium to transmit the idea for a new circular strategy for local recyclable material.

Borrowing from the idea of meat products, sausage is a type of food with variations in different cultures. The universal typology of sausage has an iconic form and a self-explanatory way of illustrating the relationship between skin and ingredients.

Since modernism, building material has been formulated into a state of mass production, unification, modularity, and singular panels while speeding up the development of construction and urbanism, limiting architecture possibilities and its life cycle.

The recycled material will go through a designed workflow of 'flavoring ingredients,' 'grinding meat,' and 'stuff into the casing.' To flavor the ingredients, the component will be covered with pain layers to homogenize their components. The second step is to call grind meat and saran wrap to combine different parts. In the last step, everything will be cast with a soft net.