Tête-à-Terra is where nature's vastness meets human design. Created in collaboration with Mono Earth and Kalebodur by combining unique soils of Cappadocia with waste fragments from ceramic production, in the form of earth bricks, is a space for random encounters and moments of pause.
Tête-à-Terra is a conversation stimulator, a space for random encounters and an opportunity for pause. Two gently undulating walls stand opposite each other, articulating an intimate space, whose purpose is realized in more depth when activated by visitors, becoming a place for meaningful human interactions and understanding amidst diverse perspectives.
Material & Method
Hands on production is the most humble and fragile form of contact with nature. The building blocks are produced by combining various soils with ceramic dust, an abundant industrial waste material. The earth brick is environment-friendly in terms of production and completely reusable.
The earth bricks are stacked to form two curved surfaces facing each other. By offering different vistas at each angle they play with the human eye, creating pleasant transitional moments and places.
Constantly surrounded by isolating distractions that push humans further into loneliness, this pavilion aims to guide visitors into a physical space to help them establish relationships and create simple and effective means for active listening. Paired with instructions on how to implement Troika Consulting methods, a peer wisdom exercise developed by Liberating Structures, the interactive components of Tête-à-Terra aim to create a space where everyone can feel grounded and supported and help one another understand the challenges they face while leveraging the collective knowledge of community to address them.