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Knitting house

24 January - 3 March 2013

Using 12 knitting machines, artists, architects, students and residents have created a reproduction of a typical apartment in the Husby area.

The knitted partitions represent the apartment’s division of rooms as a three-dimensional drawing. The thin surfaces describe different spaces that the visitor can move into layer by layer, room by room, inside and out.

The interior has been explored with a conventional architectural measurement and with knitting as an architectonic medium. Using an exact reproduction of the home’s geometry and life, Knitting House has created a textile architecture for its most private surface: the internal walls of the home.

The Knitting House project was implemented together with a group of women who live in the same kind of apartment, all with very different backgrounds, education and life stories. Every detail of an empty, 82 square metre three-room apartment was measured, planned out and then knitted to produce a slightly reduced copy of the former home. Traces of life such as wallpaper, stains, scratches and stickers are carefully reproduced in the knitting.

ArkDes displays a further developed version of the Knitting House exhibition based on what was originally produced for Husby Konsthall in 2010.
The idea for the project arose from a vision of how the environmental programme might be able to make use of strong social networks between women. The aim was to suggest a renovation of certain homes on the ground floor at Oslogatan in Husby to create larger communal premises, for example weaving rooms, with an entrance direct from the street.

Photo: Matti Östling / ArkDes

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The knitted partitions represent the apartment’s division of rooms as a three-dimensional drawing. The thin surfaces describe different spaces that the visitor can move into layer by layer, room by room, inside and out.

The interior has been explored with a conventional architectural measurement and with knitting as an architectonic medium. Using an exact reproduction of the home’s geometry and life, Knitting House has created a textile architecture for its most private surface: the internal walls of the home.

The Knitting House project was implemented together with a group of women who live in the same kind of apartment, all with very different backgrounds, education and life stories. Every detail of an empty, 82 square metre three-room apartment was measured, planned out and then knitted to produce a slightly reduced copy of the former home. Traces of life such as wallpaper, stains, scratches and stickers are carefully reproduced in the knitting.

ArkDes displays a further developed version of the Knitting House exhibition based on what was originally produced for Husby Konsthall in 2010.
The idea for the project arose from a vision of how the environmental programme might be able to make use of strong social networks between women. The aim was to suggest a renovation of certain homes on the ground floor at Oslogatan in Husby to create larger communal premises, for example weaving rooms, with an entrance direct from the street.

Photo: Matti Östling / ArkDes