Elevation Workshop was one of thirteen practices invited to create an installation using bamboo steel, a laminated and treated material that is formed using bamboo and produced in China.
Designed and assembled by the practice, the structure is formed from vertical members that stand at angles to zig-zagging horizontal planes. Visitors interacted with the piece by sitting or lying on the benches, or by walking through a hinged upright element that opens like a door.
All the installations were exhibited at the 751 D-Park, a former industrial facility in northeast Beijing.
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ELEV installation for Beijing Design Week
The installation is a freestanding system that contains space for human activity and interaction.
The design generates an ambiguous space by creating a set of floating horizontal surfaces that offer functional need for visitors.
They are invited to lie, sit, stand and walk through the installation, constantly shifting between being enclosed and being exposed.
The suspended edge condition provides a gradual and soft connection to the surrounding area.
The boundary between inside and outside is blurred.
The elegant vertical element resembles the material quality of bamboo, lean yet strong.