The project was commissioned by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s auxiliary, Contemporary Extension (CX) for their annual Christmas party.
The design was a wrapped volume that formed two semi enclosed interior lounge spaces. The installation’s exterior activated the bar and dance floor with shadow and light.
Comprised solely of corrugated plastic, plywood, metal plates, rivets and small tubes the structure is completely collapsible and can be assembled, disassembled and transported in a few hours, thus making it extremely suitable for one day event. Similar to an accordion, or to the many paper party decorations around that time of year, RIBET can flatten down to a fraction of its size. The project was constructed with CAD/CAM manufacturing utilizing the Water-Jet cutter at the Berkeley LBL labs. Ribet was a group graduate student project at the University of California at Berkeley.