Readymade – University of Applied Sciences – Darmstadt, Germany

Today we head to Germany where students designed an exhibition for the imm cologne 2011.  The students, under Boris Banozic, used measuring sticks and zip ties in a whole new way.  The units as they grew in connection developed the language and limitations for their design.   Check it out after the jump! 

SCHOOL: University of Applied Sciences – Darmstadt, Germany
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Boris Banozic
COURSE: Exhibition – [d3] imm cologne 2011
STUDENTSChristoph Stoll, Johannes Herud, Carina Cestaro, Maren Höss, Isabelle Hack, Lina Möller, Susanne Pauls, Rebekka Brasch, Kristina Kriegbaum, Christopher Lohoff, Mariam El Bahi, Iris Klawiter, Veronika Pöschel, Nicole Baier, Elisabeth Priessnigg, Alexander Kunst, Katarzyna Kulpa, Laura Schäfer, Stefanie Speier, Anne Conrad, Judith Lang, Franziska Klatte, Jennifer Wilm, Gabi Kiel

“‘Readymade’ is the work of a team of interior design and architecture students from Germany’s university of applied sciences in Darmstadt, under the direction of architect Boris Banozic. The piece was designed as an exhibition stand for the [d3] exhibition for young designers at imm cologne 2011.

In search of a product with the potential of creating space and reflecting our faculty in one way or another, the team came upon the folding meter stick: the tool of the architect and at the same time the link between the architect and the craftsman. Long used to measure space, the designers decided to create space with it.

To get a stable structure only with meter sticks, a knot was developed by interlocking two meter sticks and putting a lace around it. By adding the resulting crosses by overlapping and screwing together components, the team generated a strong horizontal structure, capable of reaching a freestanding height of 2.70m.

The installation consists of two walls (6mx9m long), erected without any further support by bending them to a curved position. The resulting amorphous form is composed of 1,148 meter sticks, 2,296 screws and 574 plastic fasteners. Departing from the topic of readymades, the piece is at once a reaction to a tight budget of € 3,000, as well as an investigation of the potentials of already existing materials and products to generate space.

The team’s self-stated goals were to transform a standard, ordinary form into an extraordinary one, and to create an extensive spatial work starting with the smallest possible unit.

Students: Christoph Stoll, Johannes Herud, Carina Cestaro, Maren Höss, Isabelle Hack, Lina Möller, Susanne Pauls, Rebekka Brasch, Kristina Kriegbaum, Christopher Lohoff, Mariam El Bahi, Iris Klawiter, Veronika Pöschel, Nicole Baier, Elisabeth Priessnigg, Alexander Kunst, Katarzyna Kulpa, Laura Schäfer, Stefanie Speier, Anne Conrad, Judith Lang, Franziska Klatte, Jennifer Wilm, Gabi Kiel”

All text and Images via the students of University of Applied Sciences – Darmstadt, Germany

For more pictures check out  transform-mag.com

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