In 2022, during a client project, I delved into the world of building renovation. Specifically, my research centered on the use of biosourced materials (rather than fossil fuel based) to renovate habitations but also unique and often delicate buildings.
As the façade of an old building plays a critical role in both its market value and identity, making it a particularly challenging area to preserve while insulating. To unpack these tensions, I played with a series of experiments exploring the intersection of biomimetics (or biomimicry), bio/geo-sourced materials, 3D printing and historical architectural styles. A tension between the past and the future.
Drawing inspiration from the groundbreaking work of Egyptian architect Hassan Ragab, my efforts were purely driven by a sensibility to speculative and exploratory research. This is more foresight than architecture.
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Artworks by Pascal Wicht
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