mobile kitchen by geneva university of art and design students mobile kitchen by geneva university of art and design students
jan 23, 2013

mobile kitchen by geneva university of art and design students

‘mobile kitchen’ by students of the geneva university of art and design under the direction of leopold banchini and daniel zamarbideimage courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

under the direction of leopold banchini and daniel zamarbide of bureau A with the assistance of giona bierens de haan, students of the geneva university of art and design have completed a mobile exhibition set of modules – with a fully sized realization of the kitchen concept. the school was commissioned to rethink the possibilities of creating an area in a modern landmark building in geneva – instead of compromising any space of the listed building with another construction, the workshop concentrated on imagining mobile devices.

 

informed by the vernacular and intelligent portable architectures and spontaneous structures found in many countries in the world, the students imagined a series of transportable units that could form a small family of objects that could accommodate different functions. the 5 variations as shown in the models are to host a documentation stand (for brochures and books), an autonomous (photovoltaic) energy featureproviding the needed energy for the exhibition, a gathering module included a table and stools, a café and a media centre with the purpose of visioning film material. a few of the other concepts will go under construction throughout the year.

 

 

the school was commissioned to rethink the possibilities of creating an area in a modern landmark building in genevaimage courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

the designs were informed by the vernacular and intelligent portable architectures and spontaneous structures found in many countries in the worldimage courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

the students imagined a series of portable modules that could form a small family of objects that could host different functionsimage courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

a model of the mobile kitchen conceptimage courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

another iteration of the mobile architectureimage courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

a few of the other concepts will go under construction throughout the yearimage courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

all of the concepts require an autonomous (photovoltaic) energy feature providing the needed energy for the exhibitionimage courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

image courtesy daniel zamarbide

 

 

  • why can’t you open the drawers

    miserable b*****d says:
  • It looks sort of difficult to open the drawers…

    BL says:
  • I like this concept very much – just one question…how do you open the drawers and doors where the cart framework is in front of them?

    trimtab21 says:
  • they seem to have ignored weight in all proposals.

    rich says:
  • Nice! Looks like BARRANDOF (CZ) fairy-tales movies 🙂

    stawsky says:
  • The drawers are closed, access to furniture is from behind. Where it’s needed.

    Morgane says:

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