ABC in NYC

Traditional Japanese woodworking

A few weeks ago in our construction class with Franca Trubiano, Lindsay Falck shared with us some examples of traditional Japanese woodworking. None of the pieces require additional connections, they’re designed to fit together structurally with pegs, dovetail joints and many other methods.

If you’re interested, check out my friend Josh’s video of him assembling a bench he designed using a similar technique.

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Hello world!

Hello world! Welcome to my blog, my name is Margaret and I’m currently starting my first year in Penn Design’s Master of Architecture program. I received my BFA in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon in 2010 and am interested in the grey area between architecture and industrial design. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have about Penn or otherwise. Best to use mgerhart@design.upenn.edu!

We had our first day of 501 yesterday! After the race to get our studio desks and meeting our critics we got to explore the city a bit to research furniture. A bunch of us went to 3rd street which is where olde city is. Here’s some of what we found.

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