About TACK TACK Book How to Use What is Tacit Knowledge?

Return to archive


Four Square Levels

submitted by

Samuel H. Ramirez


Over the past three years, I have been researching assembly methods that can join different post-consumer objects found in the street without the use of glue or screws.

Four Square Levels resulted from an exploration into the capacity of a rope to tie together different elements to make them work as a corner shelf. It consists of two straps, four planks of recycled birch plywood, each with a thickness of 12mm, and intermediate PVC pipe supports with a diameter of 40mm. Four PVC pipes with a diameter of 160mm form its base. These pieces were assembled following a dry construction method that is activated by tightening the ratchet.

I built Four Square Levels after extensively playing and experimenting with webbings to gain an understanding of what they need and what they can provide.

Submitted by
Samuel H. Ramírez studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain. Dance studies led Samuel to understand the body as a learning tool and made him question the absence of praxis during his studies in architecture, a discipline that for him relates body–object–space. This, in turn, inspired him to design and build objects that allowed him to learn by doing.


This object is part of the TACK Exhibition “Unausgesprochenes Wissen / Unspoken Knowledge / Le (savoir) non-dit”, in the section “Making and Materiality”.