Pixelio

Project
Bookshelf / Bench

Technology Used
AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator

Year
2013

Competition
Little Free Library Design Competition

Organizers
Little Free Library Organization, Winnipeg Public Library, StorefrontMB, Culture Days Manitoba

Collaborator
Emeil Andron Alvarez

 

Pixelio (pixel + biblio) was a competition entry for the Little Free Library Design Competition initiated by the Little Free Library, a global movement that promotes the spread of literacy by setting up a network of small free libraries in people’s front yards. Selected to partake in the exhibition at the Millennium Library as part of Winnipeg’s 2013 Culture Days, Pixelio not only showcased a well thought-out functionality, but also a meaningful narrative. Inspired by the idea of a plant that provides fruit, its intent was to provide knowledge by giving the public a quick access to books. Its form, a 3D and "pixelated" version of the hypothetical plant, serves as an allusion to the rapid digitalization and transformation of urban cities like Winnipeg.

 

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