Design is a thorough exercise, from which we too often only see the outside, the finished product. Design at the scale of a city, of architecture is among us, within us, and cannot be ignored. We experience it inside out.
Take a plane, turn it on itself. By the bend, sheet material becomes structure, flexibility translates to rigidity, space awakens. Then take it back, fold it flat again, take it away. This is my take on the theme of the fold, my way to attract you to discover the inside of design.
DTalks is a non-profit organization that promotes and fosters dialogue related to design, architecture and urbanism in Calgary. They launched a public lecture series, The Fold, for which information booths were to be placed in one of the city's theater. I created these arches, simply made of plywood, that can be folded flat and stored or transported using a minimum of space. The inherent qualities of the material serve their functionality, the strength is utilized to create a stout yet flexible structure.