London, United Kingdom, 2011
UNStudio's design for the Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) stand at 100% Design London presents a construction based on the repetition of a single geometric module. Molded from carbon glass fibre and epoxy resin composite combined with a structural foam core, the repeated assembled units capitalise on the lightweight and extreme strength properties of the composite materials and create the potential for highly customised architectural configurations.
Covering an area of 50 m2, UNStudio’s installation develops like a magnified molecular structure, engaging the visitor whilst simultaneously informing about the technological capabilities of Premier Composite Technologies and highlighting the potential for the use of composite materials in architecture.
Designing with the specific characteristics of a material in mind enables the architect to explore the boundaries of the design performance at its best. For UNStudio prototyping is a fundamental exercise, employed to explore new technological possibilities and their social impact when applied in public installations.
'Modular Fabrication' presents an all-round concept; a 'compressed' (synthetic) statement incorporating some of the most relevant topics in the discipline of architecture today; sustainability, efficiency, capital costs, operational costs, etc., combined with innovation, abstraction and experimental form making on all scales. So the aim was to celebrate the creation of special possibilities with advanced composite material techniques.
The ‘Modular Fabrication’ stand was chosen from over 400 exhibitors as the winner of the Blueprint Best Stand award.
Client: Premier Composite Technologies
Location: Exhibition 100% Materials section of 100% Design London, Earls Court, London
Programme: Temporary Installation
Status: Exhibition from 22nd to 25th September 2011
Photography: Dave Vickers
Collaboration between The Premier Composite Technologies and UNStudio