The Architecture of Stitching
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How can stitching and its embedded know-how become the genesis of an architectural experience? Through the needle, thread and textile, this experimental research investigates key notions that reflect upon architectural phenomena embedded in the act of stitching and the stitch itself. Stitching becomes the tool to create three dimensional structures, to observe the light, spatiality and mood that occurs. It discusses thread and textile as structurally dependent materials, and reflects upon the relationship between skin and skeleton. The collected knowledge is translated into an architectural principle that has learned from the architecture of stitching but liberated itself from the scale of the needle, thread and textile. This principle becomes the general foundation for further explorations, as it can expand in any scale, materiality or form to reveal new spatialities that keep the qualities of stitching in mind.