In the cherry blossom’s shade
there’s no such thing
as a stranger.
by Kobayashi Issa
(1763 – 1828)
Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
In Japanese Zen poetry, spring blossoms, particularly cherry blossoms, are often used as symbols for the simple, natural, unfolding springtime of enlightenment. Understanding this, the rest of the poem opens up. In the “shade” or, you might say, beneath the canopy of enlightenment, there is no longer any sense of separation. Nothing and no one is foreign to you. There is no such thing as a stranger.
Elegantly clothed in flattering shades of blue, green, red, white and black these buildings tease and seduce with demure concealment.. What mysteries await underneath their softly wrapped surfaces? They are springing up all over the town like a new species, hermetically cocooned in Polyethelyne and debris net, proudly bristling from beneath their new outer shells. The interplay of broad sunlight or metric striplights and shadows, subtle shifts of opacity and gradients describing sensual contour and smoothness with a gentle softening of line, red net for playful, green for elegant, blue for smartness, black for mystery and pure continuous white sheeting to enclose the more stately and cautious ones. Sometimes they rise up into the sky like fantastic flying machines, or hang in stylish tatters as if recently dredged up from the ocean floor.
Wrapped buildings are everywhere we look, and occasionally (if we are lucky) we get to walk through them like an incongruous installation, a new architectural space. Ernesto Neto and Do-Ho Suh have entered the accidental consciousness of the urban landscape, covering new surfaces with the strange web of this polymeric spider. I picture them spinning their fine mesh over everyday objects, people, situations, enclosing us in a sensual world of stretch and weave, a womblike world, a world with a different language of lines, a new layer, a new tactile sensation..
In all countries Safety Standards prescribe that at least a minimum safety has to be ensured in temporary or mobile construction sites such as scaffolding. Where scaffolds exists in areas open to the public, they have to be appropriately enclosed using a scaffold protection cover or sheeting or a scaffold netting to ensure building site safety.
In case of special applications such as facade sand blasting, water blasting or spray painting where protection against dust, water or paint is needed, protection cover is the best solution. It is also the right option for winter use as it creates inside a greenhouse effect, a welcome feature during the cold months.