"Shelter ByGG" Project
The creator Gabriela Gomes presents "Shelter ByGG", a project that brings out
to public space a sculptural object that can be used as a living space.
This idea is related with the author's working line which is differentiated by "converting sculptural objects into design objects", turning them into products that can be used every day.
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 integrated WC, assuring the confort and privacy of it users. The aesthetic part can´t be forgotten and it is one of the strongest aspects of this project
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 ByGG" gathers plastic concepts with functionality and sustainability from one space only, something like a "cocoon/bedroom"
With this project is expected an artistic manifestation that provides an innovative and unexpected experience as an accommodation space, associated to eco-sustaintable solutions and mobility.
In its costruction and functioning, the environmental concerns can be seen, mainly on: the sustainability, by using non-polluting and recycled materials and on the energetic ecoefficiency, using solar energy
The mobility,associated to the temporary feature of this installation,turns it into an "itenerant object". In a first 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.
Gabriela Gomes - Author
Sérgio Bessa - Architecture
Luísa Braga - Architecture
Renata Santos - Consulting architectural
Carolina Bastos - Marketing
Abel Alves - Building
CeNTI - Integration of sustainable energy systems
Hugo Amaral e Nuno Loureiro - Vídeo
Real Light - 3D Images
ID-L - Production
Priscila Ferreira - Translation
Ana Luísa Machado
Otelinda e Fernando Ferreira Gomes
All the partners