Signs of Purposefulness in Objects

Very pleased with the outcome of my first “DIREITO” floating shelf design  in lovely Umbila wood, one of our country’s treasures.
The slight groove towards the back, nearest to the wall, was conceived to keep picture frames in position. The vertical returns at the ends help with the stability of the shelf, and is where the supports for the screws are positioned. These uprights also serve as book-ends for paperbacks, if desired, and balance out the proportions of the shelf, which is made with a 20 mm plank.

About Maria GC Aragão

Architect, part-time lecturer, external examiner. I am interested in spaces of collective memory, the visual arts and architecture’s potential to enable change. I practice at the intersection between meaning, aesthetics and commerce. As an external examiner I look to architecture as an act of translation

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