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Dougong Table

Dougong Table

斗拱(Dougong) is a type of structural element of interlocking wooden blocks used in traditional Chinese architecture. This project aim to build the next step in this architectural lineage. With plywood, the bracket (拱Gong) could be made easily with machine procedure, and locks both the upper and the lower beam (斗Dou) by the side rails. This structure minimizes the footprint for the table and gives it an unique expression. Intense research went into the design and the making of this particular furniture piece. The result is a modern structure suitable for mass manufacturing, and could be extended and applied to future furniture and architecture.

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