Plywood from China that was cut on a CNC machine into 400 pieces in Ohio and transported to Chicago in a van became three-dimensional in two days over the weekend before the store was to open. An exercise in form-making and digital fabrication, the program consisted of a 25 foot long undulating grid for the display of blue jeans, not unlike a good pair of form-fitting jeans. The pre-cut notching system employed for assembly required no mechanical fasteners.
|location||2039 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60618|
|Architect||Wilkinson Blender Architecture|
|Contractor||Wilkinson Blender Construction|
|Client||The Denim Lounge|
- AIA Chicago Small Project Awards 2013: Citation of Merit