Merge Architects

Merge Architects

Boston, MA


Peg Wall

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The Peg Wall is an intervention into a private loft that uses over 40,000 individual wooden dowels. The dowels activate a pegboard wall liner that wraps a new, second bathroom space. The pegs were cut at 30 different lengths and then individually inserted into a grid of ½”-diameter CNC-cut holes. 

The resulting undulating surface operates as both storage space and enclosure. The thickened wall surface provides a unique bookcase for the owner’s extensive book collection while reading as both grid and surface. The bathroom itself, lined in bright green tile, is accessed through a hidden operable panel within the pegboard envelope. 

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Status: Built
Location: Chelsea, MA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: General Contractor: Roberto Miranda - Evergreen
Photography: John Horner Photography
Photography: Kevin Buzzell