Rotterdam-based architecture firm Bekkering Adams has taken the concrete dream one step further to test the partnership of concrete and technology in a more tangible way, with the proposal “Fire Wall”. In collaboration with the Technical University of Eindhoven and Cement & Beton Centrum, the prototype experiments investigate the effects gained by altering the variables of the technology – changes in height, speed and texture all produce different results.
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The triangular shape will be realised in a mix of mediums to create depth of layers, such as a glitter vinyl applied directly to the glass & then both illuminated shapes and free-standing 3d white card pyramids which are anchored to 2 hand carved cave like foam structures which look like they were made of ice and snow, this is then enhanced with a strong element of texture and light.
Exposed terra cotta walls, steel columns, and concrete floors ensure a texture of New York comes through in the aesthetic. With unobstructed views to the South, West, and North, natural light is abundant. Sound absorbing fabrics in a subtle spectrum of the brand’s colors aid in sound masking while adding a luxurious layer to the space.
Using traditional materials like brass, copper, stainless steel, and bronze, along with materials like PVC sheets, they are cut and then either linked or stitched together to form the geometric forms of each fixture. The texture created is unbelievable and it’s hard to imagine that these are not made from paper.