“Sandstone” considers ideas of permanence with the heaviness of stone that is exposed to the corrosion of the elements.
The succah talks about the temporarily of life. A structure that is made to be fragile and open to the elements it confronts its occupants to reflect on this.
Rock stacks have throughout time been a temporal marker of humanity. Stacked precariously, after a storm or over time they leave no trace.
Natural materials like sandstone would like us to reflect on this temporarily and fragility of life.
Stacked haphazardly symbolise the tentative nature of our reliance. The primitive nature of the structure highlights how we have some way to go until our impacts are neutral.
Raffaello Rosselli is an expert at small-scale temporary installations, having designed a recycled terracotta building façade in inner Sydney, an art installation made from recycled plastics in Albury, and the refurbishment of a corrugated tin-shed in Redfern.
His process as an architect engages heavily with sustainable materials and found, or recycled materials. This approach of ‘upcycling’ takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.