Sewn as a Site
by Danica Pistekova

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This wearable cocoon of quilts and blankets by Slovakian architecture graduate Danica Pistekova is just right for people who wish they could take their bed with them in the morning.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

Pistekova sewed fabric and duvets into a complex, adjustable structure to create a portable environment for two people that's meant to be halfway between clothing and housing.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

"The project is something in between," Pistekova told Dezeen. "Between fashion and architecture, small and big, private and public, intuitive and logical."

"For me, dress is only another state of architecture," she added.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

Pistekova graduated from architecture at the University of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava this year.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

We recently featured a collection of folded paper dresses made by another architecture graduate.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

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Here's some more text from the designer:


The result of the practical part of my diploma thesis is a set of dresses/houses. These objects blur the classic definitions of architecture ('firmitas, utilitas, venustas') to reveal the hidden ones.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

If, as Zevi says, architecture is an object where I am able to come in, my clothing-house does that. If, as Rossi says, architecture is theatre for life, my soft house offers conditions for different situations by constantly changing the clothes and location in one system.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

And if architecture is only the system of transits and boundaries, this process also provides them. For Tschumi, architecture is an event, a turning point, a place of shock.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

The clothing-house is also trying to surprise by paradoxical behaviour, discovering in-between spaces or moments where the boundary between interior and exterior is changing with every movement.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

The result is architecture as an intellectual and sensual experience. It was created by an architect with the hands of a tailor and wants to remind us that architecture is the way of thinking standing before any built reality.

Sewn As A Site by Danica Pistekova

  • Nick Simpson

    These look uncomfortable to lie down in or stand up in. Sorry to be all practical.

  • doodle

    I hope it doesn’t rain…