Thread by Toshiko Mori featured in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal recently noted that Toshiko Mori‘s latest project, Thread, “looks like a giant woven sheet, billowing in the breeze of the Senegalese savanna.” The piece goes on to describe the complicated design and construction process involved in building in rural Senegal, and the essential role that Mori’s design studio at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design played—particularly the lead designer Jordan Mactavish (MArch ’12).

Built within the context of a rural hospital, and supported by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Thread, which is to house an artists’ residency, “promises to succeed as a piece of architecture because it speaks in something approaching a local dialect—a material and structural language that its users and builders can understand—and because it speaks about things that people on the ground care about, like art and education and water.”