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QUAD 2016 Winner

QUAD 2016 Winner

"Folding Paper" by KiKi ARCHi selected as winner for the QUAD 2016 Competition

The Quad Competition is an international call for a social space installation. Proposals were challenged to envision a meaningful and impactful installation occupying a 20'x70' area that enriched the experience of social interactions. Proposals were asked to employ thoughtful and innovative exhibition and fabrication methods without sacrificing cost and feasibility of construction.

KiKi ARCHi, a Tokyo-based architecture design firm led by Yoshihiko Seki, was selected as the final winner among 6 finalists. The judging panel was impressed by the proposal's inventive use of a light-weight material, the thoughtful integration of research display, and the spatial quality the design is able to create. it is an elegant solution that's both sophisticated architecturally, and simple to fabricate.


KiKi ARCHi will be awarded $ 5,000 to execute the design for ArchitectureBostonExpo 2016. The structure will then travel to the BSA Space to join the One Room Mansion exhibit till early 2017.


Runner-Up:  "Pallet Bench" by Leonard Yui and Sahoko Yui 

Honorable Mention: Sonoscape by Merge Architects