Jwalant Mahadevwala (andblack design studio, Ahmedabad) and Rooshad Shroff (Rooshad Shroff Architecture + Design, Mumbai) created this clever design for a wooden canopy in 72 hours! The project was part of a space-making wood workshop at the CEPT University’s Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre (DICRC).
“The brief required that the Indian creatives incorporate 100 cylindrical wooden members (2′ long / 2″ in diameter) with tapering ends as the form’s primary structural material. The duo decided to slice these pieces which resulted in 7000 discs. They drilled holes along the perimeter of each circular component and connecting them into an expansive, light and flexible sheath stitched together through the use of 26,000 staple pins. ‘Wooden Foliage’ is suspended between two trees and serves as a shading device, creating a pattern play of light and shadow on the ground below.”