Some updates from this week’s construction progress for Sou Fujimoto’s Inside/Outside Tree. Our building contractor, MDM Props, have built a wooden rig which is being used as a support so that each of the acrylic polygons can be slotted into place, and strapped together using the cable ties (there are boxes containing hundreds and hundreds of them at the workshops at the moment…quite a sight)
A particularly tricky job is getting the ploygon sheets to all line up with each other, following the detailed design model exactly – while also ensuring that there is structural rigidity – and making sure the thing will stand up when we go through the construction process again at the V&A. I also have particular respect/admiration for the team repsonsible for threading every single one of those cable ties through the acrylic sheets (see images, below), and assembling each of the branch components, piece by piece. The structure is looking great so far!