The client purchased a space in a building on the busy Kotla hardware market street and asked us to create an interior installation within the space that might enable people to imagine the many possibilities and phenomena associated with the character of a timber interior. Given a tight budget, we decided to design the installation using the hundreds of strips of scrap Ipe and Purple Heart that had been left over from his years of installing floors and decks. The empty space had no plumb walls so we decided to create an independent structure by laminating lengths of the Purple Heart lumber on site to create primary frames – these were erected like a tent structure, with galvanized steel bolts. The structure has been designed so that it can easily be disassembled. It serves as the armature for nailing strips of Ipe and Purple Heart, creating an undulating wall and ceiling. The pleated surface was designed so as to minimize any racking of the structure. Our entire design and installation has been based on the dimension of the scrap strips.
Area: 86 sq.m.
Client: Options Unlimited