Temporary pavillion

Type: Competition proposal
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Year: 2019
Size: 15m2
Collaberator(s): Tone Ida Vecht
Teacher(s): N/A
Unburned clay has many ecological advantages: It is environmental, local and natural. One of the potentials by the usage of clay is the quantity and availability; the soil in Denmark consists of a vast amount of clay that potentially could replace other environmentally damaging materials and reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint. Typically, we burn the clay and turn it into brick, but this procedure is very energy-consuming. There are, however, a vast number of possibilities and potentials in its unburned form.  To re-discover clay as a contemporary material, this project use different ways to treat and form the clay. We use natural coatings to protect the clay and to work with the colors and the surfaces. Furthermore, we work with several ways of shaping the clay to achieve various results and expressions. The pictures below illustrate some of the many test we have done to discover the potential of the materiality and color of clay. We have burned it. Coated it with beeswax. Scratched it. Formed it. Used tar. Soaked it in flax oil. Mixed different things in it. All a part of exploring earth.

Four proposals; different types of brick is cast into the concrete mixture 

During the night, the angles of the structure allows light to highlight the samples

The pavillion is based on studies in treatments of unburned clay