After winning the Quad competition out of six finalists last September, KiKi ARCHi and Kohji Kawabata's winning proposal "Folding Paper" made its public debut at the 2016 ArchitectureBoston Expo in November.
During the competition, teams from around the world had to come up with creative fabrication and exhibition methods to design their installations, while also take feasibility and construction costs into account. Occupying a 20’ x 70’ area, the proposals had to prominently display WHAT'S IN's latest research findings. When springtime comes around, What's In will challenge designers worldwide to redefine resilience in urban environments for next year's exhibition.
Have a look at some photos of the installation at the expo below.
During the three-day expo, over 8,000 people walked through the Folded Paper installation, which served as a public gathering space. Some people took a few moments to relax under the structure's sunlight-filtered canopy, while others read WHAT'S IN's research on the impact of urban social spaces in communities.
The designers spent four weeks building the sleek modular structure, which is made of 372 folder paper pyramids secured by a slender timber skeleton.
All photos courtesy of What's In.
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