Loop is a spatial laboratory experimenting across the fields of design, architecture and the sciences. The studio was founded by Mathias Gmachl and Rachel Wingfield to form a new creative practice that reaches beyond specialist boundaries. Mathias focuses on the design and fabrication of ephemeral textile architecture and living environments. Over the last 5 years they have been developing a physical construction method and corresponding parametric design tools to construct curvilinear architectural space that challenges the rigid rectilinear world of conventional architecture. Rachel speculates on near and far future scenarios that explore emerging biological and technological futures by crafting space, technology and living materials into visionary experiences and environments. Her work explores a new role for designers to intervene at an urban scale and develops collaborative tools for public engagement initiatives and multidisciplinary practices.
If you are curious about their work and want to learn more, don’t miss the AHA-festival (Art x Science) in Gothenburg on 2-4 November where Rachel will be holding a seminar and a workshop exploring the traditions of basket weaving, lacing, knotting and crocheting for architectural structures.