The Loom

The Loom

Inspired by traditional First Nations knitting methods, the LOOM aims to bring folly to The Forks by creating a warm and cozy place of refuge open to all skaters, skiers, hikers and bikers that nd themselves occupying the frozen River. Conceived as an oversized knitting loom, the hooks act as the hut’s structural footing; the hoop doubles as seating along the interior perimeter; and the brightly colored knit cladding will act as a beacon amongst the homogenous white winter backdrop of Winnipeg.

As a way to weave together modern construction technology and traditional meth- ods of craft, a knitting circle could be assembled amongst women in the community as the primary basis of construction for the LOOM, providing a meaningful social element to the project. In this way, the hut will be seamlessly integrated within the city’s fabric, giving residents the sense of ownership and pride that comes with making. 

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