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Brief Published: 9 Mar 2012

Moroccan Web Installation


Inspired by Moroccan weaving craft and the geometry of the local architecture, Berlin-based practice Barkow Leibenger Architects has spun a giant web structure within the ruins of Marrakech’s largest mosque.

Designed for the Marrakech Biennale – a celebration of art, music, film and literature – Loom-Hyperbolic sits within the grounds of the Koutoubia Mosque. Built from local hand-peeled pinewood, the structure resembles a traditional wooden loom in shape. Yarn stretched over this frame forms an immersive webbed canopy, which can be viewed from above or below.

Barkow Leibenger Architects

Marrakech Biennale