Here's something we wish we'd been to and seen. Campinski was a four-and-a-half-day-workshop, held in 2005 by the office for subversive architecture – osa – at the Darmstadt University of Technology. Students were asked to transform specific locations in an industrial harbor in Frankfurt into living spaces using only white igloo tents. And these great pictures show the results…
Osa is a network of eight architects based in five European cities (London, Vienna, Koln, Berlin, Frankfurt). Its work is a blend of art and architecture, exploring the way people use and interact with public spaces, especially in relation to urban regeneration.
In another example of their work, five years ago in London, Osa created a temporary roof of 250 umbrellas over Trafalgar Square. The project demonstrated how the participation of passersby can lead to fluid, rather than fixed, architecture.
The tent, like the umbrella, is an example of a simple, utilitarian object than can be used to create an instant roof, almost anywhere you want to make one. Campinski demonstrated just how versatile a tent, or collection of tents, can be. It makes you want to go camping. RM
Images: copyright osa