Gallery: Barkow Leibinger’s Amazing ‘Loom-Hyperbolic’ Art Installation ...

When Barkow Leibinger Architects were commissioned to design an art installation for the 2012 Marrakech Biennale, they looked to local traditional crafts for inspiration. Inspired by the archaic yet inventive technique of weaving with a loom, the Berlin-based architects designed a striking geometric piece dubbed "Loom-Hyperbolic" that consists of 3-D volumes woven using only natural, local materials. Located next to the ruins of Mosque Koutoubia, the large-scale installation grows following the pattern of ancient broken columns that still remain on site.

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