Model Home 2013 by Michael Lin and Atelier Bow-Wow with Andrew Barrie
Architectural drawings of a small workers shack that featured in an exhibition in Shanghai, China, have been enlarged and used to create a full-scale replica in Auckland. This clever structure was recreated using products that were inexpensive and could almost all be recycled after the exhibition.
Kakapo Clears products were used extensively in the construction which was built by university students who prefabricated the timber frames so they could be quickly assembled.
Every aspect of the design and construction sought to minimize costs and test the limits of readily available materials. The construction drawings for the Shanghai building were refined and amplified by Barrie’s team.
The structure was built by a group of architecture students who prefabricated timber frames that could quickly be assembled in the gallery. The roof structure was built only just strong enough to support its own weight, and was carefully lifted into place by riggers.