Master thesis project @Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Linkki is a kinetic construction toy based on planar linkage mechanism with which users can design movements, make kinetic arts and learn basic STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects by hands-on playing. Consisting of a modular box, bars and circles, and active modules, Linkki simplifies the technical construction toy to such an extent as to look minimal but still retains the versatility of construction blocks as an educational tool and designer’s prototyping tool. ©Eun Young Park 2015
These are the final projects of Wood Studio Minor course @Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The goal was to make two stools in pair with the theme of roots, branches , a trunk and a treetop as an inspiration to our design, one with and the other without the fine finishing such as sanding and glueing. Inspired by the mathematical geometric symmetry of nature, my idea was to make the cross section interesting to remind users of that of tree trunk. It was exhibited in Museum of Finnish Architecture as a part of exhibition, ‘Annual Rings 1994–2014. A New Generation of Wood Architecture’ Oct 8 – Jan 25 2014 *More photos and the process of making are available here.