“Husman” concrete facade tiles

Inspired by the pattern of the basic type of Wasa hard bread I set out to replicate this using stretched fabric over wooden plugs as the mold lid. The size of the cast sample was 20x10cm, however the concept can benefit from being cast in a much larger scale as this would help abstracting what was the origin of the pattern. A cut-out Swedish scale figure in 1:5, 1:10 and 1:20 was photographed in front of a mock-up wall made of real bread to test the tile scale and capture the beautiful shadow effects.

The basic recipy in the assignment was used. Small cracks between the plugs appeared, because of either too much or too little water according to the teachers.

A picture of the concrete sample will be added soon when it has hardened completely.

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Fermentation

I’m interested in the way shape is created through the process of fermentation. Fermentation occurs when sugars are converted to gases, acids or alcohol. The process releases energy which means that the structure of the fermenting material will change, often making it bulk far beyond it’s pervious shape. Swelling doughs and ageing blue cheeses are examples of what this process could look like.

fermentation

Link to image: https://blogg.loppi.se/elsiesparon/files/2013/06/24.jpg

Hanna Skog