Extreme lightness, resistance and shapeability are the main properties of the carbon fiber that pushed this research into its design possible uses. A_seat is a bench for multiple people that can be easily moved while offering great resistance to loads with minimal thicknesses and a great opportunity to experiment with geometry, due to its flexibility in adapting to different shapes.
The form system that drives the design process can be named as quad-folded geometry, meaning a complex system of multiple quadrangular elements informed by the basic rule of connecting and articulating throught folds. This process framework allows to manage a set of discrete functions (structure, support, seating) throught a single form system, pushing a research on continuity.
Material and form research are integrated in a single design process employing advanced design techniques whose aim is the development of an integrated and coherent language.
To commemorate the 2013 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo published a collector’s edition of its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received during the last years. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.