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The Bench / Furniture installation

The Bench
The Bench

Inspired by the construction system and relentless logic of the ‘Topography of Terror’ the demolished project by Peter Zumthor in Berlin, the structure of the bench is a system of repetitive wooden components that are stitched/clamped using stock steel sections. Most evident in the side elevation, the steel sections connect and lock each slotted wood piece in place. Exploiting the surface tension between steel and elm, this locking system produces a rigid structure that is held with only 16 countersunk screws.

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Ng, Ernest, Hiok Hoe

Ng, Ernest, Hiok Hoe
Buffalo, New York, United States

Prof Annette LeCuyer
University at Buffalo
School of Architecture & Planning
Dept of Architecture

Design

Ng, Ernest, Hiok Hoe

Ng, Ernest, Hiok Hoe
Buffalo, New York, United States

Michael-John Bailie Ernest Ng Hiok Hoe Daniel Stripp