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DETAIL Prize 2012: Woodwalk Showroom
Nominated for DETAIL Prize 2012:
Woodwalk Showroom, New Delhi, India
In a popular market building in Delhi, vir.mueller architects created a spatial installation made of wood in an empty area approximately 4 x 18 metres in size. Conceived as a sales area, it immediately demonstrates to the eye the many possibilities of interior design with wood. Hundreds of pieces of left-over wood that the thrifty client had collected in the course of his life as a layer of wooden floors and terraces were used. The walls of the tent-like spatial installation consist of a wooden frame construction. This was joined together with galvanized steel bolts so that the spatial installation can be dismantled at any time. Hundreds of thin strips of left-over wood were nailed to this frame construction. The overall design is based on the width and length of these pieces of left-over wood, which are approximately 0.7 cm deep, 2.5 cm wide and between 1.8 and 3 metres long. The sliding doors are made of plywood panels consisting of left-over pieces of wood. The empty space is a free and quiet area, serving as a counterpart to the hectic market in Delhi. It is also used for events, exhibitions and readings.