What if one shape is all you need?

What if one shape is all you need?

Premiere Composite Technologies’ (PCT) exhibit at 100% Design London 2011 was an informational stand designed by UNStudio of Amsterdam.  If it recalls illustrations of molecular structure, that’s no accident.  In a way very similar to molecules, it is based on the repetition of a single geometric module.

The piece, entitled Modular Fabrication, made of glass fiber and epoxy resin over a structural foam core, won the Blueprint Award at 100% Design London.  It offers a variety of spaces and functions, presenting information on small video screens, illumination, seating, and defining a space of about 5 X 10 meters.  It takes  advantage of the great strength-to-weight ratio of the composite to create a structure that appears practically unconcerned about the usual effects of gravity.

According to architect Ben Van Berkel, founder of UNStudio: “With Modular Fabrication we celebrate both the inherent qualities of composite materials and the technological expertise in the manufacturing of these. The installation celebrates the spatial possibilities created by the material and the ways that this can be appropriated in architecture.”

Images courtesy of Premiere Composite Technologies.