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curvy surface

exploring textile hinges

In a time of individualised lifestyles, architecture has a lot to accomplish: it should be tailored to personal needs while maintaining flexibility. As the term real estates implies, buildings are „sluggish“ and can only partially respond to the changing ways of life, family planning, working conditions, cooperations and individual living. Immobile estates do not fulfil requirements of fast-moving ages. Curvy Surface creates a modular structure, that is simultaneously static and flexible. The skeleton forms corrugated wood segments from a minimum input of material. The segments are covered and connected by stretchable fabric, creating a common attached surface. Hence, each segment can be moved in flexible angles. Even the size of the whole Curvy Surface can be customised for specific room situations. Finally, the accordion-like structure allows it to fold it up and store it with limited space when it is not needed. Folding screens are not new but in this case they are not just a screen but can form a complete wall without much effort.


curvy surface - exploring textile hinges
Antonia Dönitz
textile- & surface design 
Prof. Christiane Sauer 

Dipl.-Ing. Maxie Schneider 
Dipl.-Des. Ebba Fransén Waldhör

Agatha Kycia
Khashayar Razghandi

Lorenzo Guiducci

Cécile Bidan

Daniela Burger

Constanze Vogt
involved institutions:
MoA Design Studio
Humboldt University of Berlin
Max Planck Institute of
Colloids & Interfaces
kunsthochschule berlin weißensee
in the framework of Scaling Nature I : Wrinkles

Berlin, Germany
summer 2019

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