Barcode Cabinet \ Enis Aldallal

• September 19, 2011

Like architecture, Furniture design should always interact with Light.

Enis Aldallal

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Sketch idea, image courtesy Enis Aldallal

Barcode cabinet was designed and built to read as a sculptural peice, interacting with light through the different densities of shade and spaces dedicated for keeping not only books but also other sculptural elements. Spaces for keeping sculptural items were backlit by lasercut, barcode-like, plywood (1/4″) backdrop.

Architecturally, the rectangle shaping this unit was perfectly based on the Golden Section, providing it profound geometrical aspect. Technically, the wood used for building this piece was Pine hardwood with carefull attention on NO glue or metal to use in this cabinet. This was made possible by means of wood-to-wood joints only, using Dovetail connections giving this unit sustainable credit, stronger Physics` aspect, tactility, and lightness, and modern look.

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Barcode Cabinet, image courtesy Enis Aldallal

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Barcode Cabinet, image courtesy Enis Aldallal

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Barcode Cabinet, image courtesy Enis Aldallal

+ About Enis Aldallal

Born in Hama, Syria in 1977.

Passionate about the built environment and the spaces created between its artifacts. Enis got his BArch from Syria and practiced architecture for 5 years in the Gulf area (Middle East).

Earned a Master of Philosophy in Architecture from the University of Liverpool, England in 2009. Then moved to the US, Chicago and enrolled at the IIT to earn the MArch by May/2011. Enis is Associate AIA and is an intern architect at 360 Design Group, based in Chicago, IL working on different projects typologies at different scales. Research is considered as a key factor for success at all missions either practical or academic. His interest in architectural writing has qualified his MPhil dissertation at the University of Liverpool for publication with Routledge Taylor & Francis Group as his first book; Site and Composition in 2012.

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Barcode Cabinet, image courtesy Enis Aldallal

+ All images and drawings courtesy Enis Aldallal

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  1. [...] and storing books, objects, etc. Spaces in these multifaceted cabinets are backlit by laser cut, barcode-like, plywood backdrop. Deep geometric aspect of this piece of furniture has been carefully done. [...]