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Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties

Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties
Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties, © Kevin Pazik
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Designed for a laneway inside the Little Portugal neighborhood of Toronto, Flipping Properties tests the boundaries between architecture and furniture. The exhibition, created by Jiminez Lai and his team, Bureau Spectacular, unravels the traditional pentagonal shape of a house to create ‘super-furniture.’ Super-furniture is defined by Lai as “too big to be furniture and too small to be architecture.” The large installation pieces are meant to encourage dialogue on unused urban spaces in Toronto, while creating a novel way to interact with those spaces. Despite their size, the pieces can be rearranged within the laneway, allowing for a variety of assemblages to be created. Flipping Properties opened July 11th, and will be in place until September 14th in the laneway between Sheridan Avenue and Gordon Street in Toronto. Admission is free to the public. See the full gallery of exhibition photos, after the break.

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Flipping Properties was commissioned by Rear View (Projects).

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Cite: Connor Walker. "Jiminez Lai and Bureau Spectacular Present: Flipping Properties" 14 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/537321/jiminez-lai-and-bureau-spectacular-present-flipping-properties/> ISSN 0719-8884

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