OVO is a wooden structure designed by Camilo Rebelo to host Semente, a sculpture by Rui Chafes, in the basement of his home in the Swiss Alps, now on view in the atrium of Oporto’s City Hall. The purpose of this wooden egg is to create a void, to unveil a new dimension and through it potentiate mystery. Mystery is a condition that is very close to disappear from our civilization.
The draft formwork in particular, held in a noble material, wood, reflects the materialization of a regular geometric volume, known in mathematical language as ellipsoid and whose production process had this parametric equation that gives ‘life’ to that shape.
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