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SHERA ply Supports Luke Yeung from Architect Kidd in Hong Kong Biennale 2013
MAKE - OUT CITY
Text by Interni Magazine Thailand
Four Bangkok-based architecture studios (Architectkidd, Chat Architects, Studiomake and thingsmatter) were invited to create an exhibition for the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB) in Hong Kong. With a shared vision for exploring and using local materials in an inventive way, the fours studios - under the name BKK Collaborative - presented “Make Out City”, a pavilion with a viewing platform where each team was free to experiment with ideas, designs and materials, and in turn showed their distinctiveness as a designer.
A principal at Architectkidd, Luke Yeung, was in charge of the base of the exhibition. He used the robust, substantial but also creative SHERA Ply, an innovative fibre composite panel (FCSTM) for the structure. He designed 750 different pieces (16 mm. thin) of SHERA Ply, used Cut & Curve technology to form and stack them up to create 6 uniquely shaped columns, 2 meters high, that served as the platform for the exhibition. All the pieces were numbered, drilled and aligned so that they can be assembled and arranged exactly as he designed.
Luke said that this project was a creative collaboration between him and SHERA Ply which helped him better understand the potential of this project and added that this "Design Partner" method between creator and manufacturing is an example of an innovative way of working that opens up creative possibilities.