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Taiwan 2018TLDC Tsumiki Pavilion

Civic | Exhibition

This is a mobile pavilion assembled from 400mm tsumiki designed for the 2018 Flower Expo in Taichung.

We wanted this structure to be a prototype of “democratic” architecture, in which ordinary people can take part in its construction. By combining the tsumiki, we can build small items such as chairs, tables, and planters as well something as large one as this 10m X 10m X 7m tall pavilion.

For the material of tsumiki, we chose pieces of larch plywood with 24mm-thickness. They are widely available and we dream of this tsumiki-architecture being spread all over the world.

Team Jennifer Chan