Team: URBAN RESTART
Authors: Laura Petruskeviciute+Paulina Naruseviciute
Type: public space activation
Building system: plastic sheets, clear tape, air fan
Sponsors: Stalled Spaces
CEPELINA ARTSHIP is a space invader in Scotland. It is the reincarnation and also tribute to the epic of all Zeppelins crossing the Atlantic Ocean to connect urbanites from shore to shore. The construction of CEPELINA ARTSHIP© is a pioneering pocket air-lab, easy to transport, light and easy to inflate. It remains me my childhood making the dove and then baking ‘empanadas’. This technology enables to inflate the entire air-frame in few steps. You can inhabit the in-between of two films!
The lesson of this pavilion triggers the potential playability for future elementary designs. CEPELINA ARTSHIP© interrogates to transform our conventional mind setting as designers or artists into new scenarios governed by ludic actions and self-ruled by spatial explorations, drifts and transgressiveness. The simplicity of the equation of this pavilion is High-Design + Low-Tech. CEPELINA ARTSHIP© reveals the power of playing with less by exploring DIY; spatial compactness; structural lightness and speed of fabrication within a Life Cycle Thinking (LCT).