Loom House

Loom House

_Mejay, Mexico

Loom House

PROGRAM

_Museum

AREA

__375 m²


YEAR OF DESIGN

_2011

LOCATION

_Mejay, Mexico


STATUS

_Comissioned for SD/DD/CD

CLIENT

_Grupo Marnhos

A constellation of structures including a museum, weaving ateliers, museum shop and cafeteria around a central patio and garden celebrate the legacy of the award-winning Mexican weaver Martina García Cruz. Designed to assimilate visually with the rural environs of the hamlet of El Mejay, the museum showcases Otomi handcrafts and encourages preservation of its unique language and folk knowledge. The Otomi are a distinct ethnic group in Mexico renowned for fine weaving using the traditional loom. Relying exclusively on oral tradition, Otomi textile designs achieve extremely precise stitching and intricate patterns without the use of drawings or measurements. Echoing this approach, Slot realized that every brick in this unique landmark might act as a single stitch in the fabric of the building.

credits & colaborations

Thanks a lot of our friends / team:

  • Juan Carlos Vidals

    Partner

  • Moritz Melchert

    Partner

  • Julian Baun

    Project Designer

  • Ulises Del Llano

    Architect

  • Abraham Mena

    Visual Artist

GENERATION OF SENSITIVE STATES