Houses are square, windows and doors are square, furniture is square, computers are square, tiles are square, A4 is square…
What I see around me is standardization in squareness. Can it be different, can we live in other shaped spaces. Is the functionality of things being square still a valid quality to design for? This project is a comment on the acceptance of the uniformity and the known. I see a world with things and environments that are not static, but have the ability to change shape, deform or transform.
This project is a site-specific installation where a space slowly transforms. In future scenario’s I would see this project applied in offices or atria of buildings.
This project is about the experience of being inside a slowly transforming space. The visual effect of the transformation is all around you. My choice of paper is for the fact that it supports it self, it provides as well the structure and the skin. Besides this the tactile qualities, the behaviour and crunching sound of paper are sublime. A vacuum unit that hangs just like an air-co outside the building will provide a silent movement of the transforming space.
There should be constantly transforming and the possibility to freeze in position. Most spaces are as a cube. This iconic minimalist shape transforms into an organic space. A shape that reminds us of humanities first living space and the romantic image of the cave. Over the duration of the exhibition this space will slowly (every day a bit) been deformed. This space and its interior is a comment of the squareness that surrounds us.