Heehee. Game to play abother round of guess what this is? This is one of the projects that kept me busy early 2011.
So is it a roof...
... or is it a table?
Heehee. It's both actually. Originally conceptualized as an exercise in roof-building for the students of Escuela Taller Intramuros, it was decided to fabricate the roof in a smaller scale and make it into a table.
It's actually nice because you get to appreciate the lovely lovely woodwork ;-) we don't actually have this type of construction here; the roof is based on spanish mudejar ceilings wherein the pieces all fit together like a puzzle. I really had fun designing this table (from the obscure photographs in the books M lent me), it was like geometry class--- only more fun! first we picked out a pattern we liked, then I had to figure out how the ceiling was incorporated into the roof grid. it was really tricky because i wanted to to be just like the original ones, interlocking parts and all. good thing M's mentor in mexico sent us working drawing that i based the specs on. heehee. but it was all worth it; i was really happy with all the raves the table got at the exhibit at greenbelt 3 in makati.
to the artists, educators, students, and artisans over at ET Intramuros, you guys did a really great job!