polylester develops light-hearted interior for UNESCO site in amsterdam
 
polylester develops light-hearted interior for UNESCO site in amsterdam polylester develops light-hearted interior for UNESCO site in amsterdam
apr 17, 2016

polylester develops light-hearted interior for UNESCO site in amsterdam

amsterdam-based polylester studio, led by gabriel lester and martine vledder, introduces light-hearted design into the engineering hanger of fort vijfhuizen in the netherlands. the UNESCO world heritage site is one of forty-two defensive positions of the obsolete defense line of amsterdam. to accommodate the location’s re-purposing to an arts and culture center polylester developed ‘the movables’.

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the hanger’s six industrial lamps adjust in height using a simple motorized system
images courtesy of polylester, ossip van duivenbode

 

 

 

suggestive of playful construction games, polylester’s ‘the moveables’ invites event hosts and visitors to creatively assemble the space. a range of architectural elements, all placed upon simple wheels, are easily arrangeable to serve any need or function. bright yellow paint accentuates each ‘moveable’, and references a ray of light being cast onto the volume.

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geometrical, clear shapes and volumes contrast with the historical location

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‘the movables’

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yellow was selected for its suggestion of sunlight

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bright yellow defines and highlights movables


each movable unit combines an array of functions

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dividing element

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more than a welcoming desk, reception also provides an impromptu workplace for two people

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all objects can be rolled outside to attract potential visitors passing by


possible configurations


more potential arrangements

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: nick brink | designboom

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