Architect Toby Horrocks has designed a collection of cardboard exhibition pods for Architecture Media at the Gallery of Australian Design in Canberra, Australia.The abstract installation is a representation of four magazines published by the Australian design publishing house ’Architecture Media’.

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Melbourne based Horrock’s has conceptualized the character of the magazines into varied abstract icons which were generated using parametric computer modelling. The form generation process began as a most basic architectural figure of an arch which was made in a computer model.

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Attributes like stretching, twisting, squashing and pulling were then overlaid on the model to create an abstract icon and then sliced into many layers to form a kit of parts. The designer also uses cardboard as the material for the installation as it is an ideal medium for temporary displays. Each layer was then manufactured using CAD/CAM technologies and the final design was produced to be flat packed for transport.

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The easy to assemble pods were then transported in 2010 to varied exhibitions for Architecture media, which include Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and even Brisbane.

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The designer solely runs “Fold theory”, a practice in Melbourne Fhere sustainable design and architecture practice encompasses bespoke cardboard design, temporary installation design, recyclable furniture and interiors, flat-packed trade show stands as well as pure architecture.

By Parantap Bhatt

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