An organic shaped bench for public space, made by a 3D concrete printer.
The bench's design process begins with observation to human postures. Examining how the body inclination can change while people are seated in public spaces for a long time, how the body moves through the time. After creating a typology of basic body inclinations and combining all the lines, an interesting design aroused. This special organic form reminds us of the continuous flow and movement of the water; the creation of small wave's curves. That's how the project is named "fluid". This fluidity was also the reason why the project connects to the city of Berlin where everything moves; where everything flows smoothly.
The aim of the project is to give people the opportunity to interact with this organic form and feel this concrete texture is their whole body.
This project was a Master Thesis proposal in Architectural Design during 2018-2019 at AUTH University of Thessaloniki, Greece. The printing process took place during January of 2020 during a residency program from Urban Nation Museum of Contemporary art in Berlin, Germany.
The item exhibited in Urban Nation's gallery space in Bulowstrasse 97, Berlin during March of 2020.
Materials / Process
The item was made via a robotic arm which is used as a 3D printer for big scale items. The printing process took part in Vertico, a company in Eindhoven, Netherlands were the object printed with special concrete mix. The whole process happened in a box full fibers of glass (in the shape of sand). The printing of those 3 parts completed in 3 days. It measures 2.40 meters long and weights 840 kilos.
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