Shelter ByGG \ Gabriela Gomes

• June 28, 2012

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Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes, image courtesy Joao Morgado

Sleeping in a Sustainable and Itinerant Sculpture.

Shared by Portuguese photographer Joao Morgado, this “Shelter ByGG” is a project designed by Gabriela Gomes brings out to public space a sculptural object that can be used as a living space.

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Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes, image courtesy Joao Morgado

With “Shelter byGG“, Gabriela Gomes proposes the creation of an habitable module, inviting you to rest inside a sculpture installed on a public space. This module will have one double room with integrated WC, assuring the comfort and privacy of its users. The aesthetic part can’t be forgotten and it is one of the strongest aspects of this project.

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Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes, image courtesy Joao Morgado

This is an experimental object which combines sculpture, design and architecture, defying new experiences with space and questioning relations of artistic enjoyment and habitation issues. Therefore, “Shelter by GG” gathers plastic concepts with functionality and sustainability from one space only, something like a “cocoon/ bedroom”.

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Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes, image courtesy Joao Morgado

With this project is expected an artistic manifestation that provides an innovative and unexpected experience as an accommodation space, associated to eco-­?sustainable solutions and mobility.

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Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes, image courtesy Joao Morgado

In its construction and functioning, the environmental concerns can be seen, mainly on: the sustainability, by using non-­?polluting and recycled materials (OSB-­Oriented Strand Board – engineered wood-based panel; Cork Thermal/ acoustic and Anti vibration insulation; Cork wall – projected cork) and on the energetic eco-­effciency, using solar energy and LED lighting technology.

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Shelter ByGG by Gabriela Gomes, image courtesy Joao Morgado

The mobility, associated to the temporary feature of this installation, turns it into an “itinerant object”. In a ?rst phase it will be installed and presented at Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture, however, it is easy mobility on a TIR will allow that it goes to other places with no need of infrastructures.

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Shelter ByGG – Floor plan, drawing courtesy Gabriela Gomes

+ All images courtesy Joao Morgado

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