Böcke & Bären – Virtual sgraffito


View of Somalgors74 project space façade. Photography Curdin Thones.

Title Böcke & Bären (Rams & Bears)
Year 2019
Technique  To be viewed through smart phone or tablet
Programming Jan Robert Leegte

Alpine project space Somalgors74  (village of Tschlin, canton of Graubünden, Switzerland) developed an application that allows the experience of virtual sgraffito.

The project aims to give a new impuls to this visual tradition by what is going to be an ongoing series of proposals bij various artists and designers. After a visit to Tschlin and the area summer 2018, the first design was made by me spring 2019.


Left: Traditional sgrafitto on building dated 1663 in Ardez (Photography Curdin Tones). Right: Similar traditional wave motif applied to modern architecture in Scuol.


Source: Municipal and cantonal coat of arms blending nicely, Ardez.


Not too many bears up at the alp, but plenty of rams for sure!

Full design, mixing elements from municipal and cantonal coats of arms with the language of traffic signs and commercial logos.

By applying a QR Code (visible in the background) as traditional sgraffito applied to the plaster, for the first time the sgraffiti is also becoming a digital portal. Jan Robert Leegte (programming) and Curdin Tones (concept and organisation) developed and tested a working template for digital designs.


East side, full view.

See also Somalgors74 Engadin Mix

July 16th, 2019
, Posted in & Architecture