Consistent with the exhibition theme of Canadian innovation in design, inter/section demonstrates the potential of contemporary wood fabrication technologies to generate formal variation from standardized wood construction materials within the constraints of material efficiency, ease of assembly/disassembly, and adaptive reuse.
The form of inter/section structures the relationship between the viewer, the exhibition objects, and associated graphic information while specific sections respond to the particular placement and spatial dimensions of each of the objects.
All components in the assembly are joined through interlocking friction connections without the use of fasteners or adhesives. The installation is created using 172 sheets of plywood that were cut using a 3-axis CNC (computer numerically controlled) router. The 288 vertical planes are paired and cut from 144 sheet of plywood. The remaining 28 sheets are used for interlocking horizontal pieces that shape this particular installation.
Developed to be reconfigured in other spaces inter/section employs a standardized placement of interlocking connection slots on the vertical sections. These create a system with a high degree of flexibility that allows the overall reconfiguration of the installation while maintaining the specificity inherent in the vertical sections. The entire assembly can be packaged to fit within a volume of 4’-0” x 8’-0” x 7’-0”.
Team Design: Campos Leckie + Oliver Neumann
Javier Campos, Mike Fugeta, Michael Leckie, Oliver Neumann
Design and Computation Group, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, U of T
Steven Beites, Professor Tom Bessai, Meng Chan Tang, Mark Watson
Client: ‘High Performance’ Exhibition Curator:
Design and Computation Group at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
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