s. joao structure - street party installation by FAHR 021.3
this temporary installation ‘s. joao structure’ featured as part of the event acorda! at the guimarães institute design, june 2013. the design is a result of a local community workshop by portugal-based FAHR 021.3 architects, and is based on a typical portuguese street party - locally known as ‘s. joao’. one of europe’s liveliest street festivals, the people of porto pay tribute to saint john the baptist by traditionally hitting each other with garlic flowers or soft plastic hammers. characterized by the color of ribbons and flags that hang on the streets and the fireworks that are launched throughout the night, the ‘s. joao structure’ reinterprets this atmosphere with hanging, balloon-like forms that have a reflective, shiny material.
Wake (by Michael McGillis)
Photograph by Angelo Musco
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The representative example of fan in the beginning of the 19th century has an eclectic design with a monogram on the center medallion and some motifs of Oriental pagodas and pine trees on the right and left side medallions. Monograms are a typical feature of fans made between 1780 and 1815 or so. Flowers are scattered all over the fan, surrounding those motifs. Some other motifs including cows, horses and foxes are placed on the upper edge. The fans made in China for the European market mixed Chinese-style and Western-style design, and they achieved considerable popularity. This fan is known as a brisé fan, with independent hard slats called sticks tied by threads or ribbons.- Kyoto Costume Institute