construção de 'makuti', folha de coqueiro tecida
Pedro Bandeira Blanc, Sketch
A communal space that supports cultural activities throughout the territory.
The presence and detail of matter are an extension to the human, physical and social landscapes. With exception of the mosquito nets and recycled PVC materials, it is constructed with coconut, wood, leaf and other “straws” over a foundation of red earth.
Makuti is the name of the leaf in several languages of southern of Mozambique, in areas where coconut is abundant, it is the name of the technique of braiding the leaf. These braided structures create the lightweight panels and are used to compose roofs, casing or coverings, interior end exterior shading and fencing in the abundant local construction.
This project is a single pinpoint in a network of meeting places and cultural points through the Inhambane province. In a web of pathways, trees, roads, habits, crafts, stalls, commerce, houses and people… there is shade. The traditional meeting place is also under a large tree, and I think that’s what happened.
We managed to think of an intermediate network of spaces woven into the intra-cultural urban fabric in Inhambane, capital, a historic inter-cultural pole.
10 NOV — 22 DEC
Jardim Botânico Tropical
Estufa do Chá
Largo dos Jerónimos
28, 714, 723, 727, 729, 751
09 NOV / 15:00