Curated by Clara Ott
INSTALLATIONS & STRUCTURES, TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS • MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Architects : Zeller & Moye
Area : 2 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Sergio Lopez
Lead Architects : Christoph Zeller, Ingrid Moye
City : Mexico City
Country : Mexico
Textual content description supplied by the architects Zeller & Moye. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, halo supplies an introverted refuge zone for one individual. Zeller & Moye is architects of this project. By framing the personal house round an individual the lengthen of our particular person consolation zone, our personal aura is made seen, like an offset round a nucleus – a halo. The ensuing contained house is a private microcosm that may be inserted inside any public house, retaining the individual inside secure from the thread of bodily contagion from folks close by. halo´s pores and skin wraps throughout a demountable light-weight metal body, absolutely blocking out the danger of an infection for its person. As soon as inside, the main focus of consideration shifts away from the rapid context at road degree to the open sky, scary an intimate relation with the character proper above us together with tree canopies, birds, clouds and the solar, options of the environment that we usually don’t pay a lot consideration to in cities.
The semi-mirror pores and skin presents a twin impact of reflection and transparency. On the exterior the encircling space is mirrored within the mirrored floor making halo mix in with its surroundings as much as the purpose the place it turns into nearly invisible. At a more in-depth look, blurry views into the inside reveal the individual occupying it. On the within, a kaleidoscopic impact expands the contained house to a a number of of its personal scale while sustaining views to the surface and passers-by. The individual stress-free inside halo will get mirrored too, imitating the sense of being half of a bigger group – a sense that’s sorely missed through the pandemic. Positioned round current city components akin to a bench, a bollard, or a tree, halo can remodel right into a small front room the place one can stretch out on a bench, or a studying area of interest when sitting on road furnishings akin to a poller, or a nap house laying within the grass under the cover of a tree.
Halo could be simply erected and disassembled from a equipment of components. At first, skinny metal tubes are plugged along with nook items forming a inflexible light-weight body Zeller & Moye. In a second step, a roll of mirror movie is wrapped across the body. One can enter halo by lifting the movie off the body at one finish.