Can you make a building using only two components?
This project, made for his Royal College of Art graduation show, continues Heatherwick’s early interest in making a full-size building. Tilting stacks of wood pieces toward each other, like shuffling playing cards, enabled them to support each other structurally. As the stacks meet, they mesh together, passing through each other and continuing upward. The building is made from just two components: a curved element and a disc, 600 of each, layered together. It was an experiment in setting a rule and
letting that make the design. The actual gazebo resides at Sir Terence Conran’s home in Berkshire, England.
It is credited
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio.