Tate Liang


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Architecture Student from Vancouver / NYC
The Cooper Union \ B.ARCH 2025
Diller Scofidio + Renfro \ Internship 2023
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IKEA Carbon Form

Environments / Spring 2022

Professor Elisa Iturbe
Group project with Sofia Mercado, Evan Chiang, Zelda Liu

The worldwide ready-to-assemble furniture company IKEA has seamlessly integrated itself into mass culture. From the parking lot, showroom, and warehouse, IKEA as a big-box store assembles the three typologies in a choreographed sequence to promote consumption. 

An analysis of its urban context reveals that IKEA acts as a passive carbon form by privileging private transportation.  IKEA plays into the current energy paradigm through its spatial and economic configuration.