Central Bar

The Untitled (392 Sheets of Plywood) Central Bar installation at IDS Vancouver will be the next instance of material exploration by Origins CNC and Leckie Studio, a Vancouver-based studio known for creating material-driven and innovative architectural environments.

For this installation, Leckie Studio and Origins CNC chose to work with a single generic material – local  plywood – with the aim to create a spatial experience that is formed with a singular tectonic and material language. The pavilion is intended as a place of refuge for visitors over-stimulated by the show floor – a place to relax and get away from the busy surrounding, a place to enjoy and discover.

Untitled (392 Sheets of Plywood) balances opposing forces of solid/void, open/closed, and vertical/horizontal. The space is loosely enclosed by 392 sheets of pine plywood, assembled without the use of adhesives. The primary material connections are held in place with friction, utilizing a interlocking assembly system. The structure is perceived as a sculptural mass, with a contradictory nature of appearing both solid and transparent, depending on the angle from which it is viewed. The intention is to create a voyeuristic relationship between the enclosed space of the bar and the surrounding circulation. Pulled deep into a visual haven, visitors are cocooned and buffered from the surrounded activity. Air, light, and sound penetrate intermittently through the thin planes of wood providing a real sense of intimacy.

The minimal interior puts an emphasis on facilitating engagement between the guests to achieve a space for exploration and engagement. The surrounding space becomes a canvas for light and shadows where random silhouettes stream into the space through the surrounding voids.

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About Leckie Studio

Leckie Studio Architecture + Design is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Vancouver, Canada. The studio was founded in 2015 by principal architect Michael Leckie. The studio engages in the practice of design across a range of scale and media – including architecture, interiors, installations, and product design.

The studio’s residential and commercial projects are informed by an environmental sensitivity that includes an emphasis on passive solar design and sustainability, as well as a scenario-based approach to program and form. Their design process is committed to a rigorous process of discovery – the core of the practice relies on a deeply-rooted fascination with the act of making. The team members are fundamentally creative problem solvers and design thinkers, and understand that the process of delivering a design solution is as important as the formulation of the design solution itself.


About LaSalle College Vancouver

LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) is a boutique creative career school offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in the fields of Interior Design, Fashion, Game Design & VFX, Audio & Film, Culinary Arts, and Graphic Design. With over 35 different programs to offer and with credentials ranging from bachelor’s degrees to certificates, LCV is the perfect place to let creativity run wild.

LCV, accredited by Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education of British Columbia, has been crowned one of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review for the past 8 years, and one of the top 50 fashion schools by Fashionista.com. LCV takes pride in its direct links with the workplace and educational network in Canada and around the world and offers diverse opportunities and support for students to be exposed to industry and build their skills necessary for success.


About Origins CNC

Origins CNC  is a machine shop in port Coquitlam founded by Adam Winston in 2014. After working with industry giants like Tesla Motors, Adam noticed that there was a need for a machine shop that catered to wood and plastics & aluminum machining. Taking his building skills into the realm of exhibits, museums, and artistic installations, Origins cnc has been able to aid in the construction of many unique and custom projects. With a hands-on approach origins cnc is focused on creating less waste and being socially responsible in its machining practices.  Paired with top of the line cnc technology origins cnc is company that strives for perfection on every project. Able to tackle some of the largest jobs around, Origins cnc work has been featured in the Vancouver art gallery, Ted talks 2018, and IDS 2017.


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