SYSTEM 01 - OPEN HOUSE
SYSTEM 01 is the name of the project between 90_20 and the mexican architect Frida Escobedo, for Open House, an exhibition that showcases innovative and original forms of habitat through projects from the fields of art, architecture, design and humanitarian aid, in Geneva.
Each time, with each new project, Frida Escobedo delves into multiple references before producing the proposed artwork. In the early stages of the circular constructions built in Lullin Park, for example, she mentioned the archeological sites of Stonehenge, the tepees of the Great Plains Indians and the huts of lake-dwellers. Louise Bourgeois’s drawings of spiderwebs are just as much a part of the architect’s references as Archimedes’ treatise Measurement of a Circle.
For Open House, she designed a dwelling with three cylindrical wooden elements that are differently proportioned in terms of their circumference and height, and designed according to mathematical relationships, and largely open on the park. They form spaces that the public is invited to take over and use. Frida Escobedo defends the idea that an architectural design is always brought to completion by the way it is inhabited.