Childhood Forts and Modern Architecture
Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the blankets of a child's first living room fort.
Tixier has been studying the notion of home for years, working on a series of drawings of living environments, ranging from the hut, to the castle, to futuristic architecture. Brought to life, her Plaid House series is a thoughtful look at home as seen through the imagination of a child and his fort. Comfort and the basic notions of shelter are explored through materials, scale, and context.
The structures, which range in size from four- to six-feet-tall, are made of industrial-grade felt and are based on a series of models she made for an earlier installation in Paris.