ROOFERS - process

Initially, my desire was to develop a collaboration with the roofers, to create a dialog between craftsman and designer.

However, the covid-19 crisis made it difficult to travel and meet the Roofers. This pushed me to buy my own materials and tools, and to improvise becoming a roofer myself.

To better understand the material, my research started on a spontaneous and hands-on approach of the zinc.

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In order to cover the roofs, the roofers use the volumes of the batten - the wooden structure supporting the zinc - as a template.

 

I took inspiration of this principle to be able to build my objects. The wooden model helped me to hold, hammer, and shape the different metal pieces together.