Felipe Sepúlveda, Barbara Barreda
Architectural Collaborator:Matías Ramírez
FLOCKING TEJAS _ PAVILION
HONOURABLE MENTION "YOUNG ARCHITECTS IN LATIN AMERICA", VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNAL, 2018 FINALIST, YAP_CONSTRUCTO 8, MoMA
The emerging nature and adaptability of the “Flocking Texas” system allows generating dynamic and changing relationships, determining different instances, variations and application possibilities. The Flocking Texas system is studied from an application that understands the deployment of tiles as a kind of skin capable of adhering to pre-existing or incomplete structures. In this case, an envelope is proposed to cover the structures of water towers (ponds) that are usually distributed along the agricultural fields of the Central Valley of Chile, in order to encourage and provide a new plastic and aesthetic sense to these elements that already by the height necessary for its operation stand out at a distance and break with the horizontality of the valley. The application for the water tower allows to activate the base of these structures, generating a potential place of permanence and shade where there was previously nothing more than a precarious infrastructure of steel or wood.