Boston, MA


Outside in

Outside-in is a winning entry for a
competition held by the Heritage Museum
designed and fabricated by IKD. Inverting the
traditional relationship of a typical tree bench,
where one sits with their back to the tree,
Outside-In instead refocuses the viewer’s
attention toward the Heritage’s cherished
tulip tree, creating an intimate space between
the viewer and what is being viewed.
Outside-In inverts our usual experience of
wood construction. One of the tree’s most
recognizable characteristics, the bark,
remains visible but is rotated to face inward
in the same fashion as the orientation of the
installation. The “outside-in” configuration
of the bark allows for the utilization of the
already cut edge of the waste slab to create
the finished edge of each TwMU , or Timber
waste Modular Unit (patent pending).
Outside-In was created entirely from waste
resulting from the manufacturing and
processing of commercial timber products.
Waste wood trimmed from logs in the normal
milling process as they are rough sawn into
lumber, is then cut, rotated, and reassembled
to form Outside-In’s basic structural unit.

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Status: Built