JANUARY 2011

SOFT STRUCTURES EGYPT



Mark Mack is developing a new brand of architecture called 'Soft Structures.' The first is a prototypical structure providing shade and a screened in kitchen on a horse and mango farm on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. A combination of the 'Hard': corrugated steel roofing over wood structure and the 'Soft': fabric curtain enclosure ensures a stable and protected environment against sandstorms, Nile mosquitoes and nosy animals. Interior and custom concrete floor by Mark Mack, the handyman, heavy lifting by Abu Nader and wood staining by Eid, additional credits should go to Faiza Al Hassoun who whipped me into shape and Mehammed Mack who did finish cabinet work



01/25/2011



construction acrobatics

construction acrobatics

construction acrobatics

the frame

the frame

the frame

improvisational scaffolding, no OSHA in Egypt

improvisational scaffolding, no OSHA in Egypt

improvisational scaffolding, no OSHA in Egypt

mixing the concrete

mixing the concrete

mixing the concrete

the crew

the crew

the crew

there is always time for fresh lemonade or tea

there is always time for fresh lemonade or tea

there is always time for fresh lemonade or tea